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Chocolate Chip Cookies: Recipe Makeover

The classic chocolate chip treat is made lighter and better with browned butter, dark chocolate, and whole grains. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Photo: Randy Mayor

Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The chocolate chip cookie, crisp around the edges, soft in the middle, with gooey pockets of melty chocolate, is an almost perfect treat. And it's hardly a huge nutrition offender at just 200 or so calories per cookie. But who can eat just one? Or, put another way, what if you can have the pleasures of the classic with about half the fat and calories? That's what we have delivered here, even sneaking in a few whole grains. And we did not skimp on the rich, buttery cookie or the essential minimum chip-per-cookie ratio.

Classic
187 calories per cookie
5.8 grams saturated fat
9.6 grams total fat

Makeover
96 calories per cookie
2 grams saturated fat
4 grams total fat

View Recipe: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Watch: How to Brown Butter

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