Half the Fat and Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Whenever I have made chocolate chip cookies from the classic recipe on the Nestlé Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag, I have usually decreased the amount of sugar and used half the chocolate chips. Well, on one of my baking adventures I accidentally halved the butter and the egg in the recipe too and guess what…..they still tasted good! Of course they taste different than “regular” cookies of and the shape/texture is also different, but they are still good and cause much less guilt!

Half the Fat and Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat  butter, granulated and brown sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add egg and beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-11 minutes or until starting to brown. Cool on baking sheets several minutes and then transfer to wire racks to continue to cool.

Half the Fat and Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This recipe is a “present” to me! I luv chocolate chip cookies, but haven’t been making them b/c of all the fat and sugar! I don’t care if they don’t look like a regular cookie, they are beautiful to me!!! I can’t wait to make these!!!!

  2. We love choc. chip cookies! I have to try this!

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    What a wonderful adaptation of the classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. We all love them and it is hard to know when to stop eating them. At least these would make it much less sinful. LOL! Thanks for the great recipe.


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