These Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect bite-sized treat. Made with healthier ingredients, these cookies also provide some guilt-free pleasure while still being delicious!
Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies
I absolutely love the holidays! There are a million fun activities to be a part of, plus, there are amazing sweets EVERYWHERE!!! From holiday parties, to food from neighbors, to all the leftovers from holiday dinners, it is near impossible to stay away from all sweets.
With that in mind, I wanted to started to try making healthier versions of some of my favorite treats – starting with Chocolate Chip Cookies. Not only did we make them smaller, but we cut out a few ingredients and added some healthier ingredients like SPLENDA Naturals Stevia and applesauce instead of oil.
The result was a mini cookie that tastes just as good as our regular version!!
How to Make Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
These were so simple to make, the kids even helped. For this recipe, we ended up using:
- brown sugar
- SPLENDA Naturals Stevia
- 1 egg
- baking powder
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
Since we’ve been using SPLENDA Naturals Stevia more, we usually have it on hand with all the other ingredients. To make the cookies, we first combined the butter, applesauce, brown sugar and SPLENDA.
From there we added the egg and beat until fluffy. We then added the vanilla and dry ingredients followed by folding in the chocolate chips.
After that we rolled the dough into 1 ½ inch balls, added a few chips and top and baked at 350 for 5-6 minutes.
The cookies turned out fabulous, and we felt a little less guilty eating them too!
Can you make the dough ahead of time? Yes – but we recommend making it right before if possible. If making ahead of time, be sure to refrigerate until read to make into cookies. Let the dough come to room temp a bit before rolling into balls.
How to store mini cookies? Just place in a Ziploc bag or cookie jar.
Can you freeze mini chocolate chip cookies? Like most cookie doughs, we recommend rolling into balls first and then freezing.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Add butter, applesauce and sugars to your mixer and blend well.
- Add egg and beat until fluffy.
- Add vanilla and dry ingredients and mix until blended. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Roll 1 - 1 1/2 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet (add a few chips on top to make them look pretty).
- Bake at 350 for 5-6 minutes. ENJOY!