Big and Chewy Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Big and chewy bakery chocolate chip cookies taste so good-but they also pack more than 200 calories and 8 grams of fat per cookie. A "mystery ingredient" in our recipe makes these cookies just as good, and no one will guess they're low fat.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a low-fat chocolate chip cookie recipe that made cookies we’d actually want to eat. To do this, we used a date puree to replace most of the butter in our recipe. The little bit of remaining butter went a long way after we browned it to concentrate and boost its flavor. This gave us a batter flavorful enough to allow us to cut back on the chocolate chips. And to ensure each of our low-fat chocolate chip cookies had some chips in it, we pressed a portion of them over each dough ball just before cooking them. Traditional chocolate chip cookies have 220 calories, 8 grams of (total) fat, and 5 grams of saturated fat per cookie. Our Big and Chewy Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies have 120 calories, 3 grams of (total) fat, and 2 grams of saturated fat per cookie.
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