Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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    22 mins
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These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies might just be a little taste of heaven, and the best part is you can eat them without feeling too much guilt.

A few tweaks to the average chocolate chip cookie recipe help these low calorie chocolate chip cookies become a little more friendly to the waistline, but once you try one, you wouldn't know that they were any lower in calories than your average cookie. Plus, as far as nutrition goes, these cookies have a little bit to offer. 

Afterall, oats themselves are a real nutrition powerhouse, loaded with heart healthy dietary fiber. And there's plenty of oats in these cookies. Now, if you really want to get crazy with nutrition, substitute raisins for the chocolate chips and you will even sneak a little bit of fruit into your diet!

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

How to Make It

1. First, preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Place the softened butter (be sure that the butter is only softened, and not melted) and the brown sugar and white sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl. With an electric beater, beat the butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. Then, add the egg and the vanilla extract, and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined. Set the mixture aside until you are ready to continue with it.

 

3. In a separate, large mixing bowl, combine the flour, old fashioned oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon simply by using a large spoon of fork to toss the dry ingredients together. Assure that the mixture is well combined. Then, with a large, sturdy spoon, mix in the butter and sugar mixture by gently stirring the ingredients together just until they are well combined. Pour in the chocolate chips, and continue to gently stir the ingredients to combine them well.

4. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Use a tablespoon to drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the baking sheet. Space the cookies about 2 inches apart from each other.

5. Bake the cookies for ten to twleve minutes, until the edges of the cookies turn slightly brown. (bake a little less for soft cookies, and a little longer for crisp cookies).

Makes 2 dozen cookies

Per Serving (one cookie) Calories 73, Fat 2 gm, Carbs 14 grams, Protein 1 gram