Very Tiny Lower Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 28 mins

Tonight my husband asked for chocolate chip cookies but I couldn't get myself to use all that butter. I found the recipe for these but was a little concerned since every chocolate chip cookie recipe I've used with canola oil has a problem with the chips adhering to the dough. Luckily, this was not a problem and these turned out really yummy and not difficult to work with at all. These will be a very crispy cookie. Adapted from a recipe in "Great Good Food" by Julee Rosso. Baking time is so long because this takes multiple times of filling up your baking sheets!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the 2 sugars, the oil, the egg and the egg whites until it is all quite smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix with the mixer until combined.
  4. Using a spoon add the chocolate chips and mix until combined.
  5. Using a 1/2 teaspoon sized spoon, drop the dough onto a cookie sheet you have sprayed with non-stick spray.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes or until browned.


Most Helpful

I scaled this down by half, using 1 egg, 3/4 cup sugar paired with a couple tablespoons of molasses, and no chocolate chips. I'm someone who doesn't have much luck with cookies, but these have come out perfectly every time I've made them. Wonderful, thank you.

457robin003 July 28, 2009

We really liked these! I have been looking for a recipe to replace my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe which is full of both butter and shortening.. I think this might do the trick. I had fun making them tiny (although it's hard to tell how many you're eating when they are bite-sized!) and will make these again! I used all brown sugar, and 2 eggs with yolks. (and I got about 150 cookies... I don't think I would want them any smaller). Thanks!! LATER: I made these again tonight and used about half the amount of sugar called for and they still turned out great!

Al Al January 30, 2007

Very yummy. I used applesauce for the oil, Splenda for the sugar & found that I only needed 1/2 cup mini choc chips. Baking time was around 5 min. I thought I made these small enough but I only got 92 cookies out of this as opposed to the 200 listed. thank you!

LUVMY2BOYS March 11, 2006

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