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Light Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

These Light Chocolate Chip Cookies have all of the flavor with only half the fat and calories of regular chocolate chip cookies. Bake up a batch for National Cookie Month today!

 Chocolate Chip Cookies


24 2½-inch cookies

1¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 
1 tbsp. malted milk powder 
¼ tsp. baking soda
pinch salt 
1 cup packed light brown sugar
4 tbsp. (½ stick) butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg 
¾ cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
99% residue-free baking or cooking spray or parchment paper 

1. Adjust oven rack to middle position. Line two baking sheets with either parchment paper or spray baking sheets lightly with 99% residue-free baking or cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Whisk flour, malted milk powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl until combined and set aside. In a larger bowl, whisk butter, egg, and vanilla together.

3. Stir in brown sugar until smooth, breaking up any remaining clumps or sugar against the side of bowl with a rubber spatula. Stir in flour mixture and a ½ cup of the chocolate chips until thoroughly combined. Place 2 to 3 of the remaining chips into the top of each ball.

4. Working with a level tbsp. of dough for each cookie, roll dough into 1-inch balls (if dough is too soft to roll, refrigerate until firm. Place 12 dough balls on each prepared baking sheet spaced 2½ inches apart.

5. Bake cookies one sheet at a time, until edges are golden and centers are just set, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating tray half way through baking. Do not overbake. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Bake second tray of cookies while the first tray is cooling.

6. Store cookies in airtight plastic bag or container for 2 to 3 days.

Nutritional Information for one cookie:

108 Calories; 4g Fat; 2g Saturated Fat; 18g Carbohydrate; 0 Fiber; 1g Protein; 14mg Cholesterol; 48mg Sodium.

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Mary Ross

Mary is currently a Marketing Account Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for six years. She spends a lot of her time doing what she loves the most—teaching people how to cook healthy meals.

You can frequently see Mary on local television stations demonstrating how to revamp popular recipes by using healthy substitutions and cooking techniques.