Sunday, May 6, 2007

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 pts/cookie

These were very good - taste like the "regular" choc. chip cookies you'd make from the back of the nestle chip bag. They are VERY chewy though, but the taste is dead on.

When it comes to chocolate, my biggest weakness is chocolate-chip cookies. This low-fat version of one of life's greatest pleasures comes from the combination of several recipes and lots of trial and error. My husband and I think these cookies are as tasty as the ones that are loaded with fat and calories." --CL Reader

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons light butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites (at room temperature)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375°.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat brown sugar, butter, and vanilla extract at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes).

Beat egg whites until foamy using clean, dry beaters. Gradually add granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; beat until soft peaks form. Add corn syrup; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold brown sugar mixture into egg white mixture. Add flour mixture; stir in chocolate chips. Drop by level tablespoons 1 inch apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven, and let stand 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pans, and cool on wire racks. Store loosely covered.

Yield: 4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

CALORIES 71(24% from fat); FAT 1.9g (sat 0.9g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.1g); PROTEIN 1.1g; CHOLESTEROL 0.8mg; CALCIUM 5mg; SODIUM 40mg; FIBER 0.2g; IRON 0.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 13.1g

Cooking Light, JANUARY 1998

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