Extra Light Ghirardelli Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 11 mins

This is a recipe from Ghirardelli, which I have modified slightly to make it healthier. It comes out a bit cake-like, which you can amend by substituting some of the pumpkin/applesauce with oil, say, 1/8 of cup or even up to 1/2 a cup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Stir flour with baking soda and salt, set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Gradually blend dry mixture into wet mixture.
  5. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Drop tablespoon of dough per cookie onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

I liked these a lot but I had to add both the pumpkin & applesauce to give the recipe the needed consistency to make a drop cookie. I didn't mind that but it's just an FYI for anyone who has that kind of trouble. I used 3/4 cup mini choc chips & Eggbeaters. Came out very moist & full of chocolate goodness!

LUVMY2BOYS March 05, 2006

very rich, delicious and exciting. And the best part is that it is much healthier for you than regular cookies! Try them and be amazed. Great recipe choco

Chef Crabsta November 03, 2005

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