Low-Cal Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

12 Mar

It wouldn’t be right to celebrate national chocolate chip cookie week without making my own,  right?

Of course, as a health-conscious person, I try to find healthier recipes. Sadly, the average chocolate chip cookie costs about 250 calories. Not so friendly on the thighs.I spent hours searching the internet for an under 100-calorie cookies, and came up empty. Just as I was about to say “eff this noise,” the Goodies Gods answered my prayers. Thanks to Cooking Done Light, I found an amazing recipe for chocolate chip cookies that, also, came in under 100-calories.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (use any variety, but I went with the classic semi-sweet.)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. Mix sugars, butter, egg white, and vanilla extract in a bowl until light-brown mixture forms.
  4. Pour half the dry mixture into the wet mixture, and blend on a low speed until well combined.
  5. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, and blend until well combined.
  6. Fold in chocolate chips.
  7. Using a Tbsp., form balls of dough and place two finger spaces apart on baking sheet.
  8. Place tray in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. NOTE: due to the lack of egg yolk, the cookies won’t be as golden as standard cookies. But they’re just as delicious!

To ensure chewy cookies, make sure the dough is fairly dry. This way the dough won’t spread in the oven, creating a thicker cookie.

Do you have a favorite cookie recipe? Share below.

Hugs and Hershey Kiss,
Leah

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