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Chewy Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Yield 4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
"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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 71
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 1.9 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 13.1 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.8 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 40 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.