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Bite-size mini chocolate chip cookies are delicious and considered “skinny” with their healthier ingredients.

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!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

Mini Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

It did not take much to create a skinny chocolate chip cookie recipe. All I did was take one of my favorite cookie recipes, replaced the sugar with SPLENDA Naturals, and made the cookies themselves a little bit smaller portions.

I wanted 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!! After I made this skinny version, my husband came and ate a cookie, and was blown away when I told him afterwards that they were made with a 0-calorie stevia sweetener. He could not tell a difference at all! And to be honest, neither could I!

We are so excited to try natural stevia in even more of our favorite treats.

How to Make Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to Make Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These were so simple to make, the kids even helped. For this recipe, we ended up using:

  • butter
  • applesauce
  • brown sugar
  • SPLENDA Naturals Stevia
  • 1 egg
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • chocolate chips

MIX. 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.

ADD. 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.

BAKE. After that we rolled the dough into 1 1/2 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!

Mini cookie dough balls on a sheet pan.

Storing Tips

Mini chocolate chip cookies can be made ahead of time, 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.

To STORE cookies, place in a Ziploc bag or cookie jar.

To FREEZE mini chocolate chip cookies, like most cookie doughs, we recommend rolling into balls first and then freezing.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Bite-size mini chocolate chip cookies are made with SPLENDA Naturals Stevia making them delicious "skinny" version of a classic indulgence.
Servings: 30
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


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  • 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!


Calories: 79kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 78mg, Potassium: 23mg, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 60IU, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Kathy says:

    What kind of brown sugar did you use? Brown sugar has the same calories as regular sugar. Does Splenda have a no calorie brown sugar too?

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      I just used light brown sugar. I am not sure about the splenda. Hope that helps!