The Best Lower Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe by justcallmetoni
READY IN: 26mins


  • 16
    tablespoons light butter, such as Smart Balance or Land O'Lakes Light
  • 1
  • 2
    egg whites
  • 1 14
    teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 13
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 12
  • 12
    cup ground oatmeal (measure after grounding the oats to a coarse flour consistency)
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 10
    ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, good quality (I plan to chop up dark Dove bars)
  • 14
    cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 14
    teaspoon salt, to bring out a bit more flavor


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Add the egg, egg whites, salt and the vanilla. Beat well.
  • In a smaller bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, ground oatmeal and baking soda). Slowly add the dry items into the larger bowl and beat with electric mixer until batter is smooth and creamy. Fold in entire bag of chocolate chips, and if you like add the walnuts.
  • Drop dough by large teaspoons (or scant Tablespoons) onto cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes (the time REALLY depends on your oven so watch that first batch!).