Guilt Free Cookies

January 5, 2018

HO! HO! HO! It’s that time of year again. Everyone is so very busy – shopping, working – going to many Christmas and Holiday parties. And, oh, parties, so much great food!!! This is the time of year we all tend to put on that extra few pounds… we don’t eat right, we don’t exercise. WHY? Because we are all so busy. I can give you a few good ideas to help you get that exercise in, even if it is just 15 minutes here and there. While you are out in the stores or the mall or where ever you need to go, before you shop, WALK! You can start your shopping by taking a 15 minute walk around. Don’t stop to shop or even look, walk and you will have some exercise in. That’s how easy it is!

Now, how about the cookie exchanges at the office? Well, here is a great recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are called, “Skinny Low Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies”.

Skinny Low-fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 12 • Size: 2 cookies
Calories: 170.7 • Fat: 5.0 g • Protein: 1.4 g • Carb: 34.5 g • Fiber: 1.4 g • Sugar: 25.4 g
Sodium: 113.1 mg


• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 2 tbsp butter, melted
• 1 egg white
• 2 tbsp apple sauce
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
• 1/2 cup all purpose flour
• 1/4 tsp baking soda
• 1/8 tsp salt
• 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with non-stick silicone baking liners such as Silpats (I highly recommend for best results) or lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt and stir to blend. In another bowl, whisk the sugars, butter, egg white, applesauce and vanilla together until light and fluffy.

Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in two additions until the batter is very well blended. If the batter looks more “crumbly” than smooth, add just a drop of water at a time (ONLY if needed) until it smooths out

Fold in chocolate chips
Drop by level spoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto baking sheets.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, and let them stand 5 minutes before removing the cookies from the pans to cool on wire racks.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Adapted from Cooking Done Light

I hope you enjoy these guilt free (almost) cookies!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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