Chocolate Chip Cookies Lite
These chocolate chip cookies are a low fat version for those of us who can't live with out cookies. This recipe yields one dozen if I make any more than that I end up eating much more.
These chocolate chip cookies are a low fat version for those of us who can't live with out cookies. This recipe yields one dozen if I make any more than that I end up eating much more.
ADD SUGARFREE VANILLA PUDDING (100 calories) & these low calorie treats are delish!! Mine weren't pancakey at all. They actually were like little mountains that didn't spread. I made some tweaks: >> Sm. pack Sugarfree Vanilla Pudding (1 oz) >> 3/4 C whole wheat flour >>1/2 C choc chips (more than enough) >> 1 whole egg 10 min bake time Enjoy!Read More
ADD SUGARFREE VANILLA PUDDING (100 calories) & these low calorie treats are delish!! Mine weren't pancakey at all. They actually were like little mountains that didn't spread. I made some tweaks: >> Sm. pack Sugarfree Vanilla Pudding (1 oz) >> 3/4 C whole wheat flour >>1/2 C choc chips (more than enough) >> 1 whole egg 10 min bake time Enjoy!
this recipe is amazing for someone who is looking for low calorie sweet snacks! Yes, they have a soft fluffy consistancy.......but they taste great and wow........I added 1/3 cup of oats... 68 calories in 1 cookie, you cant get any better than that! And hey look like real cookies. I also made my own apple sauce using 2 apples, which cooked while I was putting the rest of the ingredients togther. Thanks for this recipe.
Okay, so yes they taste a little pancake-y. But come on they are 63 calories! And who doesn't love pancakes? If someone told me they were only that many calories I wouldn't believe them! I added more chocolate chips, about a 1/4 cup more flour, and a tablespoon of butter the batter seemed like it was missing something, they may have gone over 63 calories but they are still a lot lighter than the 500 calorie ones on this site and taste origional and amazing! Make this recipe with these alterations and you won't be dissappointed!
I really enjoyed these cookies! They were very good considering how healthy they are. I usually add a little cinnamon, and substitute whole wheat flour. You can also add 1 cup of dry oatmeal for a hearty chewy cookie. Just eyeball the dough as you add the oats so it doesn't get too dry, but if it does, just add a little more applesauce.
Interesting cookie...the texture is kind of like a pancake, but the flavor is good. It did satisy my chocolate craving (I doubled the chocolate chips so that probably helped!). I would make these again, but nothing like the real thing.
Maybe these cookies have a different texture but they are still very good. I'm not a big fan of chocolate so I didn't put any in the cookies but I did add cinnamon which made them even better. I also used splenda instead of real sugar.
Very easy to make. This has become favorite for my family. I do tend to add items like oatmeal,honey nut cerel, slivered almonds. makes batter thicker and does increase baking time but well worth the time.
taste like bread
Any recipe that satisfies my sweet tooth without many calories or fat is a keeper in my book! Thanks!
I think this recipe is the best! It has flavor, style, it's delicious
First off, don't compare these cookies to a regular cookie when you make and rate them. Of course they aren't going to taste as good as the fattening ones, duh! So with that in mind, make them and you will see that they do indeed satisfy your craving for a cookie without any of the guilt. They do have a pancake texture and they do stick to the pan, so be forewarned and definitely use Pam. I make these together with my toddler and I feel good about giving them to her and she loves helping me make them. So even if you're not watching your weight, these are a great healthy alternative to give to your kids.
I followed the recepie exactly. I was debating on keeping the egg yolk in there, but I did exclude it. With that said, these cookies came out looking great. The taste wasn't so bad either. However, it's the texture that gets me. They're are rubber like. Not very good. Like, I said, the taste and presentation was nice. Due to the rubber consistancy, I don't think I will be making these again.
I am not sure with this one. They taste ok but not as well as others have stated. I guess they are good for a lite cookie but are sort of cake/pancake like. I do not think I will make again. I will wait to see what the hubby & grandkids say. I did post a photo of my cookies they looked great…
I didnt really care for these cookies.. I guess im not a low fat person. It would be a good recipie for someone that eats a completly low fat diet though.
These cookies are delicious...for being low fat. If you hadn't told me they were low fat and I popped one in my mouth, I would have thought them so - so. I substituted splenda for sugar (use half since splenda is 2x as sweet) and cut down the calories even further. A note here: the recipe says to use an ungreased cookie sheet, but these cookies WILL stick! I recommend doing a quick spray of non stick just to be safe. Also, these make 12 very small bite size cookies. It was hard for me to stop at two! What I love is that these cookies fit perfectly into my diet. But I kinda stick by the old adage..."If you're gonna have a cookie HAVE A COOKIE!" In other words, to really satisfy my sweet tooth I'll reach for Mrs. Fields. :)
Instead of chocolate chips, I used M&Ms(candy coated chocolate). Delicious for a low-fat/lower cal cookie.
The best tasting, but a little hard to pry from the baking sheet. But worth it.
Given what this cookie is I must say that it is excellent. Like other reviewers I agree that it has a pancake like texture. I can live that. I do wish the batter wasn't as wet as it is. It makes spacing the cookies for baking difficult. also this recipe doesn't make 1 dozen cookies if you are using a standard size cookie scoop like I do. I got about 8 this way. Nevertheless everything came to gether very fast and the bake time is right on. I baked for 8 minutes then turned the oven off for the last minute. Make sure to spray your cookie sheet or your parchment paper as the cookies will stick badly if you don't.
I really dislike this recipe. My cookies turned out to taste like rubber. I had to throw them out. Waste of time and money.
They tasted pretty good. They tasted low-cal, but were satisfying. I actually made them into mini muffins...And they're great as muffins!
Was looking for a light cookie and these are not bad with only 2 pro-points on Weight Watchers. As other people have reviewed they are quite pancakey but I did not mind this texture. That being said I wouldn't really consider this a "cookie" but a low fat chocolatey/cakey treat or something. I am only giving 3 stars because they do not last and I had some problems baking them. I made them yesterday afternoon and then wrapped the plate in saran and this morning they are not hard but very very tough and super chewy and cannot eat them. Better to make them with more people around and eat them quickly after they come out of the oven. Also make sure to USE WAX PAPER!!! The first 6 cookies I just put on the cookie sheet as directed and they did not want to come off. I had to force them off and the cookies even took some of the metal off my pan onto the bottom of the cookie. I didn't actually have wax paper so used foil for the next 6 and they stuck as well but after about 2 minutes when the foil was cooled it was easy to peel the cookies off much like peeling a sticker. Interesting to try but probably won't make again and can find other low fat treats.
Delicious. I followed the reviewer's suggestion and tried them once with a serving of sugar-free Vanilla pudding (awesome!) and once with a serving of Double Chocolate sugar-free pudding mixed in. Both were delicious, but I think I preferred them with the vanilla. My batter made so many cookies though (was shooting for 24 and I think I ended up with 36 or so- and some were huge!)
I was looking for something semi healthy to take to a party and they were a hit. They didn't harden when they cooled which caused them to be more pancake like rather then cookie like, but, a good low fat and sugar recipe.
I'm giving this 5 stars because for being a "lite" treat it is excellent. My husband didn't even know it was healthy! And it's something I plan on making often for the kids as a snack I can feel good about giving them. Also, it's so easy my 3 1/2 year old boy can help with it.
Having read the reviews first, I was prepared for pancake-y texture, but was still surprised at how thin the batter was. I used Gluten Free flour, so that may have been the problem. I increased the flour 1/4 c. and added butter flavoring. They are definitely more bread-like than cookie-like, less so if slightly overbaked. But not bad for an emergency craving. And even if I eat all 12, I won't feel guilty!
I made these cookies exactly to the recipe. They're not that great but expected for a "lite" cookie. I think if you follow the other reviewers suggestions such as light instant vanilla pudding and decrease the chocolate chips by 1/2 that the recipe will be much better and not that much more calories then before.
These were pretty darn good for low-fat cookies! They do come out a little more like a muffin or a pancake than a cookie, but I like muffins so it works. I also used splenda instead of the sugar, and that worked out very well. I recommend the use of some kind of cooking spray or parchment paper, though. I needed a jackhammer to get those cookies off the sheet!
they tasted really apple-y (but that might have just been the apple sauce i used, i used Tree Top) and i didn't like the texture, it was too pancake-y. they also didnt have a great flavor, but if your watching what your eating, these healthy cookies are better than no cookies!
I promised my daughter that I would make cookies with her. My husband and I need to eat healthier so I looked for lite cookies. I found these and was so excited until I looked in the fridge and realized we didn't have any applesauce. Then I remembered that I had babyfood applesauce in the freezer (I make my own babyfood and freeze it in ice cube trays). One "cube" of babyfood applesauce worked perfectly. Yeah! We love these cookies.
These weren't bad, but still have that certain texture you get when you use applesauce. Next time I'm craving choc chip cookies, I'll just make the regular recipe (with the butter, and all the calories!) and try to limit my portion.
A little thin and pancake-like, but otherwise good. They are low-calorie, so I didn't expect them to be ooey-gooey. I tried this recipe with raisins instead of chocolate chips as well and they didn't taste good at all. I had to throw those ones away. Next time I think I will try adding oats to the recipe.
This recipie suffers from the use of fat free and sugar free sugars. The texture is that of a rubbery pancake. Was disapointed, but as it serves so few, not much was lost except time.
For "diet cookies" these were very good. I did alter ther ecipe slightly. I used splenda in place of the white sugar, whole wheat flour rather than white and added a small package of SF/FF vanilla pudding. I scooped them onto the tray with a tablespoon and they came out in perfect little balls, just like they went in. 10 minutes was perfect in my oven. Very yummy. Oh yes and I doubled it to get 17 cookies.
first go wasn't the greatest with these... the texture was really chewy... that could be because I over mixed my dough... it seemed really runny so I decided to add some more flour... the flour was needed but led to over mixing... 1/4 of flour is a definate must or add some oats to help out the texture... not bad flavor for being a healthy alternative though... will try again
I LOVED this recipe! I used white whole wheat flour and instant oats to help the cookies stick together a little better. This took care of the "pancake" appearance and a few extra choc. chips took care of the pancake taste!
Fantastic!!! I used Splenda in place of the sugar. Also for health reasons I used carob chips and wow, made it several times now. Can't have caffine and am on a diet. One time all I had was a cup of peach flavored applesauce and that was good also.
Very chewy, but good flavor. Cooked in confection oven and this helps to get it a bit crispy on edges. Something is missing, can't figure out.
Delicious! A few changes: 1/4 applesauce, a packet of instant oatmeal, and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Soft and chewy!
They aren't a sub for traditional cookies but they aren't bad either. They're a bit pancake-y but they have a good flavor and they are nice and soft. I've made them several times
I used Splenda instead of the sugar. Mine were not as flat as the ones in the picture, but they tasted great! My fiance even liked him. I didn't tell him they were low fat.
yummy! I changed the white sugar for splenda; now it's officially a diet cookie :) I also used baking powder in place of half the baking soda. It's definitely a light "fluffy" cookie now, but I like it! (oh and I added a few hemp seeds for some healthy essential omega fats) ...the baking powder was prob a silly move cause of the fluffy factor.
tastes like rubber
Though I followed all that the recipe said; my cookies came out rubbery & cake like. I do not like that in a cookie.... BUT the taste is just fine & they smell very good. Saddley, for a cookie to be prefect; it needs butter.
I doubled this recipe to make 24 cookies, and OMG am I ever glad I did! These are fantastic! I baked the first 12 cookies for 10 mins and they turned out nice and soft. I baked the second half for 13 mins and they were a bit crispy on the outside and still very soft and chewy on the inside! (I liked them best this way!) I used gluten-free flour instead of regular flour and it created a very sweet, soft cookies, with a taste similar to merengue. I've been looking for a low fat, healthy cookies without butter and this is defintely a keeper! I try to follow a gluten-free, dairy-free diet so this recipe with my alterations was perfect! The only thing I will change is to experiment with less sugar because it was almost too sweet. It would be very tasty even without the chocolate chips as well!
This should be named mini lowfat chocolate chip pancakes and maybe then, the product wouldn't be so disappointing. As cookies, these are not good... You would have to be on a very long term diet to think that these are good in the least. Won't make these again... I got a good laugh out of the whole thing though!
not big enough, works good with dark chocolate chips
Excellent cookies! Really easy to make, I followed the recipe & they turned out wonderful! Thanks for a cookie recipe that I don't feel bad about making :)
This deserves 5 stars for being a low fat cookie (you can't expect it to taste like the real thing). I read the other reviews and people seem to think these cookies are a little "pancake like" so I used the whole egg (still low fat) to make it a little fluffier and more "cake like". I also added a handful of chopped walnuts. The batter is runny so instead of shaping the into cookies I just baked them in a small round cake pan. Before serving it my family I warmed it up just enough to make the chips nice and gooey and we all loved them.
They taste like stale pancakes. I followed the recipe exactly, but they are spongy (but not in a good way) and flavorless. I'm all about trying to make desserts healthier, but this left me thinking: better to just eat the full-fat chocolate chip cookie and then hit the gym. I threw the batch I made out. If you do make them, be sure to grease the cookie sheet because they stick to it and are very hard to get off (prob. because they have no butter in them).
i love these! i've made them too many times to count... they're fantastic (for a lite cookie) as is, but even better when you add 1tsp of butter flavoring. it gives it a buttery flavor without the butter! i dont think its neccessary to add extra flour, which i've tried doing because others suggested doing so... the cookies come out tasting more like a bread or a muffin. i like adding dried fruit to these (cherry-flavored cranberries,chopped apricots, ect) and white chocolate for a change every now and then. thanks for the recipe!
I can't believe I hadn't seen this recipe before tonight on the review tab. I doubled the recipe and used a little over 1/4 cup of Egg Beaters and I also used butter flavoring instead of the vanilla. It turned out more of a batter than a dough so I put into a 9" pie plate and baked for about 18 minutes. It does have a cakey texture but it tastes soooo good without the guilt. Thank you so much for posting this great little recipe!
For taste, I would give this recipe five stars. However, it says to place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. I unfortunately just learned the hard way that low fat cookies must always come off of a well-greased pan. I wish this had been stated before, as I now have two dozen moist and delicious but paper coated chocolate chip cookies.
They're not cookies, they're cakes :( Very spongy, not crunchy or chewy, which cookies are supposed to be. I'm disappointed :(
Flavor was okay but their texture was like rubber. Very easily could have been my fault but I followed to recipe exactly.
The taste was good but the texture was like a pancake. plastic like.
I thought this recipe was O.K., but it tasted more like pancakes than cookies. They also turned out looking very strange. But, aside from the pancake taste, I thought they tasted alright.
These are really great, they are just a really cake like cookie. So if you like chewy cookies I would not try these.
These Cookies were so good! They were bubbly and are great for someone trying to maintain their weight!
The best, healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe out there! I added a 1/4 cup oatmeal and increased the applesauce to 1/4 cup as well. I replaced the white sugar with Truvia (Stevia) and used whole wheat flour. These were great!
Healthy, sure. Tasty.... eh. Wish I would have liked these.
A little chewy
For light cookies they were yummy. I only had cinnamon applesauce and it worked great! The pancake-y texture was different, and the batter very liquid-y, maybe more flour? The only real problem I had was that they were very hard to get off the ungreased pan. Grease next time?
This recipe didn't really produce cookies, it was more or less a bread. It taste fine but the texture was not at all that of cookies.
Yes, very pancake-y. Just make the regular chocolate chip recipe(more satisfying) and ony eat 1 or 2 a day, not a half dozen, it pays to change my eating habits, not the food. I find that works for me.
These cookies are great for those more health conscious, but still have a sweet tooth! I used brown sugar Splenda instead of the white/brown sugar combo and it tastes great. I used whole wheat flour and I also added oats, and since I didn't have any chocolate chips I cut up four squares of an 85% cocoa bar I had on hand-so good! I'll make these again.
Very good. Will totally satisfy your cookie craving. My kids loved them too. This is a keeper.
Fluffy cookie, good taste.
I liked this recipe a lot! I used whole wheat flour and it turned out great. I made 9 medium sized cookies which added up to 71 calories a cookie! Yum!
DEFINITELY use a cooking spray on the cookie sheet otherwise you may have trouble getting them off! Mine were done at 8 minutes, so these should be watched carefully so as to avoid overbaking--which they can't afford since they're so thin. These are okay to good light cookies, but they become great when you consider how low in calories and fat they are, and they definitely satisfy cravings for sweets or chocolate!
So absolutely fabulous! We made them into muffins and they were great. Just use the amount for two cookies on one muffin. They don't rise too much, but just enough. Delicious!
Very good cookie but, a big mistake was that it was very unaccurate. When all done mixing the batter fold in 1 cup of All Purpose Flour because the batter was very watery before I added the flour. :)
Yummy & guilt free! I made this recipe yesterday for a get together, except I used Splenda brown sugar & whole wheat flour. The cookies looked strange, but they were delicious and my guests loved them! I will try them with the Vanilla pudding next time.
These are a great alternative to chocolate chip cookies. Don't make the mistake I did and put wax paper on the cookie sheet. The paper stuck and it took me forever to pick it off the cookies. Otherwise these taste great. I used milk and white chocolate chip swirls.
I really enjoyed these cookies, and since the lite cookies are for ME, I didn't much care what my husband or kids thought about them. Like Vanessa, I used tin foil but the cookies stuck miserably to them. Luckily after they sat overnight, I was able to peel the tinfoil off the bottoms, sort of like you would peel a cupcaake out of its paper... the cookie was more stuck than a cupcake would be but less of the cookie was left behind than what typically happens in a paper cupcake liner. I will tryt parchment paper next time. Main point? I love this cookie. I doubled the recipe and still sent some with the kids' lunches. My daughter really liked them, my son - didn't like them at school, but liked them at home. Go figure?
Texture wasn't so much like a cookie, but for being so low in calories, it definitely satisfied my chocolate and baked goods craving.
Yes - lite cookies is always good, but these definitely were not cookies. They are definitely more like mini pancakes. They do not have any cookie crunch or texture like a soft cookie. I like them, but not what I was thinking of when I wanted a cookie. My husband was not excited about these and told me to not be so healthy at the expense of taste.
I prefer the taste of these over normal chocolate chip cookies. My husband is on a low-fat diet (Alli) and he was dying for some chocolate chip cookies. So now he can finally have them. Thanks for posting the recipe. I am really impressed!
This is as good as it gets with as few (calories) as it gets! I loved this, it didn't taste "diet" they were a little cakey but still tastey, i did however add a tablespoon more butter and a little more chocolate chips, but MMmm they were good
Would have been great except that they stuck to the pan way too bad I only managed to salvage half of the cookies. The taste was excellent but its too much of a hassle scraping the cookies off the pan and the cleanup really sucks
I know it's lite, but it doesn't even taste like a cookie. I agree with past reviews -- these are chocolate chip pancakes.
very easy to make and pretty good for such a low-calorie cookie. almost a cake-like texture, and didn't spread much at all on the pan. i did a "reverse" chocolate chip cookies that's a variation on a variation (from the 4/11/08 review by ALR) - great if you like white chocolate. here are the changes i made: 3/4 c all-purpose flour 1 whole egg 1/2 c white chocolate chips and added a small (1 oz.) packet of sugar free instant chocolate pudding mix this made a baker's dozen and they were done in 8 minutes.
Very Good! I ended up doubling the batch, so added the entire egg, 3 tbls Smart Balance butter, pinch of nutmeg, & sifted in whole wheat flour when I thought the dough looked gloppy. I also used 1/2 bag mini chips (all I had!). So good-not pancake-y but soft & tasty!
SO GOOD! I have been on a diet since the new year. I have tried to eat one regular cookie but it was too sweet and thick...These are smooth, sweet, light, and tasty! When placing on cookie sheet use pampered chef stoneware (since they dont need oil and are non-stick) or use aluminum foil like i did and you wont have to add oil to your sheet!
This recipe is very yummy! I used whole wheat flour instead and added an extra 1/4 cup for thickness. Thank You for this recipe!
The texture is like a pencil eraser. No kidding. This is a terrible recipe.
Alot lighter then normal heavy cookie recipes. I like the flavor but the consistency is strange. Will use when I need a quick cookie fix.
these were eh. even my toddler didn't want them. they did have a cakeyish texture. my family is use to eating healthier cookies. I was just hoping they'd be better. Better off just eating the chocolate chips lol.
Let's not compare apples to oranges. For what these cookies aspire to be, they are fantastic! Definitely pancake-ish, but the flavor is there. Next time I will try the variation another user mentioned.
These are good for being low fat!! They fulfill our craving for chocolate chip cookies without all the guilt.
These cookies were not good at all. They had a very weird consistency and were even worse the next day. I will definitely go for the higher calorie version next time!
I added some coconut, raisins, oats, cinnamon and extra vanilla. I also traded quantities of white and brown sugar. This yielded some awesome cookies! All the extra stuff made them not pancake-y at all. My husband absolutely loved them!
Yummy but funny textured. I wouldn't serve to guests necessarily...but then again, they are kindof like the chewy chips ahoy.
I left mine in the oven for 11 minutes and they came out nice and chewy, just the way I like them. The apple sauce gives this recipe something you just cant find in your normal store brought ones. BUT i did find they didnt keep for very long so next time I will make a smaller batch so none go to waste, they are too good for that.
The texture is like a pencil eraser. No kidding. This is a terrible recipe.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I used splenda white sugar and spenda brown sugar and whole wheat flour and I am pleasantly surprised at how good they were! You get an A+ from this chocolate chip cookie monster! :)
Very good. A little bit like pancakes or cake. I used butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe is the best I have ever tried. I didn't have apple sauce and used apple butter....Man those cookies just melt in your mouth. Phenomenal recipe.
Delish! I doubled the recipe and used organic whole wheat all purpose flour and an 1/8 c of additional all purpose flour (it just didn't seem thick enough. I used at least one cup of choco chips - as many as each cookie could hold (i <3 chocolate). These were awesome and a definate keeper!