Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve created a pretty darn good Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, so I thought I’d share it with you folks who might be in the same endless-battle with losing weight that I’m in.

These cookies are firm but not crispy (kind of like right between a cakey cookie and a firm cookie).

Low Fat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It’s important to note that this is NOT an overly sweet and indulgent cookie. It’s lightly sweetened, and you get a tiny bit of chocolate pleasure with the chips scattered around the cookie. My son (official cookie monster) liked them a lot and thought they tasted similar in texture and taste to a chocolate chip Clif Bar. I’d have to agree. And they’re a nice, little treat for someone who is managing their diet calories.  Separate portions into baggies and toss them in the freezer until the mood for cookies strikes.

Yield: 22 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups oats
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slightly spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray, or line with parchment paper or silpat mat.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and allspice.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, applesauce, sugars, egg and vanilla until well blended. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture. Mix well. Fold in oats. At this point, you can decide if you'd like to mix in the chocolate chips or save them to sprinkle on op of each scoop of cookie dough.
  4. Drop rounded Tablespoonfuls (about 1 1/2 Tablespoons) onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart. You should end up with about 22 cookies. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1 cookie) Calories 97.7Fat 2.1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 109.1, Fiber .8g, Protein 1.6g, Sugars 12.4g, Cholesterol 11.3mg, Carbohydrates 20.5g
  • WW POINTS: SmartPoints: 4, Points Plus: 3, Old Points Program: 2
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

7 Responses to “Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. postedSep 14, 2010 8:56 AM

    Love them! They look so good!

  2. postedSep 15, 2010 7:23 AM

    I’ve tried the applesauce trick on a couple of occasions, it’s kind of amazing that it really does a good job of substituting for oil without a huge change in overall results.

    I might like this cookie with raisins instead of chocolate chips to even further reduce the calories…but I know you would not!

  3. postedAug 22, 2012 8:34 AM

    Hi Lori!,

    These cookies look really tasty and i would like to try them but I’ve got one question: how do you put them on a baking sheet? I mean, i’d like to make them 4 inch big and i’m not sure what is the best trick for it…..Last time i form oaties in hands but fell apart after baking and cooling. Regards!

    • August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:53 PM

      I haven’t made them larger than normal, so I can’t tell you that they’ll bake up wonderfully. I usually use an ice cream scoop for large cookies and just space them out appropriately.

  4. postedAug 27, 2012 10:31 PM

    Thank for replying Lori!

  5. postedNov 11, 2012 4:09 PM

    These turned out great!

  6. postedMar 21, 2014 10:31 AM

    too sweet, next time will use just half of sugar. And I got just 12 cookies.

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