Lighter Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies (easy)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I made these cookies for my mother who is just plain sick of my fathers low carb diet. She has been begging me to make something "carby" for her for about a month now, and it has been driving me crazy. So, I decided to indulge her with these, and it worked!


  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line 1 or two cookie sheets with none stick foil, or lightly greaced foil.
  2. In a medium bowl, vigorously stir together the butter, sugar, and sour cream.
  3. Add the maple syrup and extract.
  4. Gently fold in the flour, salt, baking powder, and chips (do not over mix!).
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the dough onto the cookie sheet (s) and press them down to about 1/4 inch thinkness.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes of until golden.
Most Helpful

My husband LOVED these even though he doesn't usually like sweets much. They were also a very big hit with friends who tried them. I used wholemeal flour and replaced the sour cream with natural yoghurt because it's what I had on hand. Next time I'll cut the sugar down to half a cup because there's so much chocolate in them. All up, very tasty, very easy cookies.

jawelsh1 July 21, 2008

These are certainly easy to put together! I made the recipe as written and the cookies definately need at least 10 minutes, even 12, in the oven. I have a strong suspicsion that the brown sugar could likely be cut in half with no adverse affect - the maple flavor is spot on.

Mgnbos March 23, 2008

These cookies are soft and chewy. It was easy to make alright and since I was watching my sugar, I used sugar free maple syrup. Since most cookie recipes require alot of sugar and having to use cups of sugar substitutes comes out a bit expensive, having a recipe that calls for maple syrup instead is indeed great. Thank you.

Pneuma September 19, 2006