Better-For-You Chocolate Chip Cookies

Categorized as: Desserts
Makes 30 servings.


1 cup all-purpose flour
½ white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup butter, softened
¼ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup no-calorie sugar substitute
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
⅔ cup sugar-free chocolate chips (like
Hershey's® Sugar-Free Semi Sweet Baking Chips)
¼ cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

Better-For-You Chocolate Chip Cookies


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour and baking soda.
3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugars and sweetener until very light and creamy. Beat in the vanilla and egg. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
4. Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto a baking sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookies by pressing down on the dough with a spatula or the bottom of a glass.
5. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, or until lightly browned and set. Cool on the baking sheet until firm. Remove to wire racks to finish cooling.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 85
Carbohydrate 10g (Sugars 3g)
Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 1g)
Protein 1g
Fiber 1g
Cholesterol 20mg
Sodium 75mg

Food Exchanges: ½ Carbohydrate, 1 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: ½
Weight Watcher Point Comparison: 2

Additional comments:

What's life without homemade chocolate chip cookies? Made with classic ingredients - real butter, sugar, chocolate chips and even nuts - these chocolate chippers are better for you and yet have less than half the sugar of a normal chocolate chipper.

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and
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