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Low Sugar No Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe #DominoCHLight

I know what you are thinking… what? Low sugar? No butter? Is this really a cookie?  Yes, yes it is!  It’s a healthier twist on the traditional Tollhouse cookie recipe.  I found a healthier version in the Olive Oil Desserts: Delicious and Healthy Heart Smart Baking cookbook I reviewed last year that removes butter and states it can be made with regular flour or whole wheat pastry flour.  (I used whole wheat pastry flour.)  Then, I substituted the granulated sugar for the new C&H Light Sugar & Stevia blend.  I’m hoping these tweaks make it more healthy and lower the sugary carbs so I can have a couple cookies once in awhile for a snack.  One thing I really do struggle with while having gestational diabetes is staying away from the sweets!

C&H® Light is an all natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend.  The naturally sweet extract from the stevia plant mixed with pure cane sugar means it’s all natural sweetness!  This blend has half the calories of pure sugar (only 5 calories per serving!), so you can substitute 1/2 cup of C&H Light for 1 cup of granulated sugar in any recipe.  Oh and I totally love the resealable bag!  I hate trying to figure out how to keep an open sugar bag from spilling all over the place.

I will be honest here and tell you that I didn’t remember the part about using half of the C&H Light when substituting regular sugar.  I used the same amount the recipe called for, just switched the C&H Light for the granulated sugar.  This is probably why I could taste the stevia!  I know that some say you can’t taste the difference, but I can.  My cookies still tasted fine!  It might not have been as obvious if I would have cut the amount down though.

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Low Sugar, No Butter Cookie Recipe



  • 2/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar (It calls for regular sugar, I used C&H Light but didn’t half it like I was supposed to)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS milk
  • 2-1/2c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I did a mix of semi-sweet chips and white choc chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix olive oil, brown sugar, and sugar/stevia blend in a bowl.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla extract, and milk.  Beat until mixed together well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt.  Blend well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips
  6. Lightly grease cookie sheet and drop tablespoonfuls of dough onto the sheet.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes.

This will make 16+ cookies depending on the size you make them.  I like to make them a bit bigger so I had 19.  My husband and my daughter helped to sample them while they were still warm.  Everyone enjoyed their (more healthy) cookies!

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  1. I could go for cookies and milk right now!
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  2. Audrey July 28, 2012 Reply

    I’ll have to try this. I have a major sweet tooth but I’m always looking for ways to cut down on sugar. I usually just cut the real sugar in half (with no substitution), but I should try these substitutions you mentioned.
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  3. Beth R July 28, 2012 Reply

    Thank you for posting this! I have had gestational diabetes with both of my kiddos and I crave chocolate since I can’t have any. This would be a great treat once and a while

  4. Jo-Ann Brightman July 28, 2012 Reply

    I have to try this recipe, but does the olive oil make the cookies less crumbly or more chewy?AnnJopb

    • Darcy August 16, 2012 Reply

      So sorry I missed your question before! Oddly enough it was crumbly yet chewy. I think the wheat flour made it more crumbly, but they were soft and chewy otherwise.DarcyZalewski

  5. HC Montgomery July 28, 2012 Reply

    This looks like a great recipe. I’m starting to teach my sons to cook and, since they will always appreciate the products of their labor, I decided to using baking for their first lessons. It’s nice to find healthier alternative to the high sugar, calorie and cholesterol traditional recipes. These look and sound delicious and I’ll bet my kids won’t notice a bit that they are baking and eating a healthier cookie.
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  6. Jennifer July 30, 2012 Reply

    Ooh I really like the idea of a healthier twist on this favorite classic! Will have to try. :D
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  7. r hicks August 3, 2012 Reply

    these looks really great to be low in calories. Will have to test this one out!

  8. polly August 17, 2012 Reply

    will have to try out this recipie…now i’m craving chocolate chip cookies!!!!

  9. Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle August 17, 2012 Reply

    I’m diabetic and will definitely have to try this out. They sound good.

  10. Cheryl Abdelnour September 11, 2012 Reply

    I have never made cookies with olive oil before. You have spiked my curosity.

  11. Melissa Stoneback-Tuttle September 28, 2012 Reply

    So I commented on this previously so I had to come back and let you know I tried the recipe and it’s fantastic. Thanks again for sharing. :)

    • Darcy September 28, 2012 Reply

      Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed it and thank you for letting me know :) it’s always great to hear back.DarcyZalewski

  12. Florence November 22, 2012 Reply

    These would be great for Christmas time when just about everything else to eat isn’t too good for you haha.

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