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Portion control is key to save money & your waistline: These Buttery chocolate chip cookies are under 100 calories.

Updated on May 7, 2014
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Save some money and your waistline by keeping your treats a reasonable and uniform size.

Of course, everyone knows that a cookie isn't exactly a 'diet' food, but you can certainly give yourself a treat that comes in under 100 calories and not have to resort to artificial sweeteners, preservatives or things you can't pronounce in some commercially made 100 calorie packs of processed foods. Those gimmicky treats are also hit to the grocery budget, too. You can bake your own at home for a lot less.

By using a standard sized cookie scoop, you'll have a proper sized real honest-to-goodness cookie that comes out nice and round, too. We all tend to get a little heavy handed and i know i'm not good at estimating when just dropping dough off a spoon!

A cookie dough scoop is a handy and inexpensive little gadget to have and come in three sizes. I use the medium size one, but they also come in small and larger sizes, too, so you can adjust to your own personal needs.

When you bake these using a medium/standard size cookie scoop, you will end up with 60 cookies. I know I've made them without the scoop and always end up with fewer than the recipe indicates. Consider the "extra" ones you get to be free cookies - keeping portions right saves not only your waistline, it's help slim down your grocery budget, too!

Home made cookies with real butter (don't be tempted to use margarine, they'll spread more and not have nearly as good a flavor) and sugar really do help keep your inevitable sweet tooth tamed. A happy home always has a little something made with care and love in the cookie jar.

If you feel too tempted keeping all of them in the cookie jar, they do freeze well!

Evenly sized cookies are key to avoid over or under baking them.

Home made chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and can be included in a well balanced diet.
Home made chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and can be included in a well balanced diet.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 9 min
Ready in: 19 min
Yields: 60 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour, unsifted
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, a whole 12 ounce bag

Let's bake some cookies!

  1. Be sure to set your butter out on the counter until it has come to room temperature. don't be tempted to heat it up, you need it to be the right consistency in order for the sugar to combine properly with it. Using a mixer (or your arm and a good wooden spoon if you're feeling athletic) combine your butter, sugars and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and mix, working the sugar into the butter until it is light in texture and creamy.
  2. Add eggs and once more beat until well incorporated. You can't overmix at this stage, when you think you're done, mix some more.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. don't over mix at this stage.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scoop to ensure uniformity in size, place on an ungreased cookie sheet two inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Cool slightly on pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 94
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Carbohydrates 22 g7%
Protein 1 g2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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