Monday, January 16, 2012

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies (non dairy)

I love chocolate chip cookies. But I also know they run about 125-150 calories per cookie. I decided to try cookies with a bit less sugar, some wheat flour instead of all white flour and a bit less margarine. The result was wonderful!! We will make these again and again in the months to come.

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup margarine at room temperature
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Cream together the sugars and margarine. Add in the vanilla and egg white and mix well.

Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 9-11 minutes.

This recipe makes about 16 cookies. This was just perfect. When portioned out with ingredients, this came to about half the amount of calories as a regular chocolate chip cookie only 60-70 calories each.

Audrey :)


Chatty Crone said...

They look good. sandie

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

I love baking with whole wheat flour--at first, I was scared to do it, but when you combine it with white flour, it always turns out well! These look beautiful (and tasty!).

Anonymous said...

Wow, those cookies look great--and with 1/2 the calories, what's not to love?

laurie said...

Looks like a great recipe!

E said...

Wow - that is a lot of calories for a regular cookie! I had no idea. Thanks for sharing the lightened up version :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They look great. i guess for them to truly be nondairy you have to buy the dark chocolate chips.

Amanda said...

Yum! One of my all time favorite cookies! I used to try to make healthy versions but they did not taste good. I bet yours taste great though

Lisa Gordon said...

You come up with some of the most wonderful (and delicious!) things Audrey, and I thank you so much for sharing them here.

Have a wonderful day!

Bonnie said...

These sound really good! What an interesting recipe.
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Remington said...

I will get this Beth right away -- they look YUMMY!

Unknown said...

Mmmm!! I'm all about the healthier version now. I'm on Weight Watchers, so this recipe is just what I need!

Natalie said...

Oh I love chocolate chip cookies! And with 1/2 the calories even better!

Jenners said...

Now a less calorie chocolate chip cookie recipe is one I can use and not feel bad about!

Liz Mays said...

Love that they're slightly healthier! It takes a little of the guilt away!

Becca said...

These were so delicious and I loved that they were crispy! :)