Recipes Low Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low fat cooking does not mean you have to be deprived of desserts. The trick to reducing fat in your diet is to think smart and use healthier alternatives to fats. Here is a chocolate chip cookie recipe that has very little fat as applesauce is used instead of butter or margarine. The only source will come from the mini-chocolate chips. The dough turns out a little different from traditional Toll House cookie dough, but once cooked, they still taste great!

Chocolate chip cookies, Low Fat Recipe
2 1/2 dozen

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg white
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the sugars, applesauce, vanilla, and egg white in
large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool before you try to remove them from the cookie sheet.

If you really want to have a higher fiber cookie, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. They will come out a little crumblier but will have a fuller flavor. You can also substitute carob for the chocolate chips, as carob too is high in fiber. Carob is naturally sweeter than cocoa, however when being processed as a confection, butter fat and milk are added just as they are to cocoa when turned into chocolate. Cocoa (chocolate) has a slight stimulating effect whereas carob does not. One of the advantages of cocoa is the flavonoids -antioxidants – that protect the body against free radical damage. Another is the fact that cocoa promotes production of endorphins, which contain phenylethylamine the body’s “euphoric” drug, which is why chocolate gives us a good feeling.

Either way, these cookies are delicious at about 82 calories each. Whip some up and enjoy!


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