Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1994

Here we use reduced-fat cream cheese in place of some of the butter to lower the fat in this version of the classic chocolate chip cookie.

Ingredients 30 servings

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, (Neufchâtel) ( ¼ cup)
  • 6 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, coarsely chopped, or mini chocolate chips


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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, swirling the pan, until the butter turns nutty brown, 30 to 60 seconds. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Add cream cheese, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
  3. Add egg, egg white and vanilla; beat until well incorporated. Add the reserved flour mixture and chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined. (The batter will be runny.)
  4. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer the cookies to racks and let cool.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 62 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 9 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 43 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 71 mg sodium; 24 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: (for 2 cookies): ½ starch, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 9

July 03, 2011
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By: emilyp444
Good but not great Definitely a tasty chocolate chip cookie, browning the butter goes a long way. The cream cheese does give the dough a bit of a different taste. Not necessarily bad, I probably wouldn't have guessed it was cream cheese if I didn't know. I did double the amount of vanilla extract though after tasting the batter to cover up the cream cheese taste a little. It's a good recipe and will satisfy a cookie craving, but not one I'd personally repeat.
August 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
it's so fluffy! same with vailfam, i only got 18 cookies out of this recipe (granted i ate a lot of the cookie dough raw-- YUM!). It was more of like a bread texture. but so good and satisfies my chocolate craving. to even lessen the fat and calorie content, i used 1 TBSP butter and 3 TBSP fat-free cream cheese. YUMMY! the egg whites definitely are the key ingredient, as this cookie's signature is its fluffiness.
August 18, 2010
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By: s.hildreth88
AMAZING. My favorite cookies. I had to bake a batch for my team at work and a SECOND batch for my boyfriend to eat all by himself so he wouldn't get grumpy that I didn't save him any cookies. These cookies are HUGE, too. I got 3 dozen even out of them. I followed the recipe almost exactly (except changing it to 3/4C whole wheat flour and only 1/4C all-purpose flour) and got so many cookies I didn't know what to do!! Definitely a keeper for years and years to come.
May 28, 2010
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By: threemomgo
Mine came out cake like. I substituted 1/4 cup coconut flour for a higher fiber content with the remaining 3/4 reg. flour. Next time I'll double the recipe.
April 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My family loved these, tho I did use half unbleached white with whole wheat flour. I will add more whole wheat next time!
December 07, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
a complete hit at the fitness center!!!!
November 17, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
WOW!! even my teenager liked them, I did make a few changes though, I used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat four, I added a cup of pecans, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp of butternut~vanilla flavoring(because i ran out of real vanilla). they are a hit at home ~now we will see how they go over at the fitness center!!
October 17, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
All I can say is......YUMMY!
October 11, 2009
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By: vailfam
Super moist and fluffy! Would increase flour to 1 1/4 cups and actually double the whole thing as I only got 18 cookies out of this recipe.
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