Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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When making chocolate chip cookies from the classic tollhouse recipe on the Nestlé Chocolate Chip bag, I have long decreased the sugar and used half the chocolate chips.  Well, today I accidentally halved the butter and the egg in the recipe and guess what…..they still tasted good!  They taste different than “regular” cookies of course and the shape/texture is different, but they are still good and much less guilt inducing!

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.  Add egg and beat well.  Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets.  Bake 10-11 minutes or until starting to brown.  Cool on baking sheets several minutes and then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

Half the Fat and Less Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies



  1. I love Toll House cookies. I appreciate a lower fat and sugar version.

  2. Wow, a Chocolate Chip Cookie that is better for you. I have to have my wife make these tonight.
    Thank you for the great recipe

  3. you cant beat those and there not bad for ya yummy

  4. A friend and I accidentally halved the butter in a recipe the other day and the cookies still tasted great, they just were less buttery tasting than usual!

  5. Janice Cooper says

    Good idea and something I would’ve never had thought about. Half the butter and egg. What a good idea! Thanks for sharing and I’m happy to hear they still tasted good!

  6. Wow, these look great, thanks for sharing!


    They look good and it is wonderful they have half the fat and less sugar. What more could you ask for!

  8. these cookies look and sound yummy.
    ty 4 sharing the recipe with all of us:)

  9. Thank you for sharing a better for us cookie!

  10. Robin Wilson says

    I’m dieting but ya know there are times when I just crave something sweet! These would at least give me half the guilt!

  11. Richard Hicks says

    My kind of cookie! Like them low fat and less sugar.

  12. These sound great and less fat and sugar is always a good thing!!!

  13. Jennifer Heintz says

    Chocolate chip cookies with less sugar and fat sound like a recipe to try. I can’t bring myself to half the chocolate chips though, I always look for the ones with the most in it! Thanks for sharing.

  14. These look really good! I am kind of excited to try these and see how they turn out.

  15. Rajee Pandi says

    going to try it soon

  16. shelly peterson says

    Yum! Who doesn’t love home made cookies. I love that these are half the fat and less sugar, must try these out!

  17. Jerry Marquardt says

    Wow, half the fat and less sugar with all the flavor is good asset. I would love to try this tomorrow, but IO will do it for a picnic this weekend.

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