Reduced-Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies


These chocolate chip cookies have 6 grams less sugar than average chocolate chip cookies -- but you won't even notice.

Reduced-Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
31 mins
48 cookies


  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 tablespoon honey (optional)*

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup dark chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter and shortening with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat on medium 2 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, honey (if desired), and vanilla. Beat in flour. Stir in chocolate pieces.

  2. Drop dough by teaspoons or a small cookie scoop 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or just until edges are light brown (cookies may not appear set). Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.


Adding honey will make the cookies slightly sweeter and cakier. It will add 1 g sugar per cookie.Nutrition analysis per serving with honey: Same as above except 93 calories, 10 g carbohydrate, 6 g total sugar

To Store

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container. Store at room temperature up to 1 day, chill up to 3 days, or freeze up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Folate, total 10.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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