2 Point White Chocolate Ginger Cookies

 

If you can have a small bowl of cookies under your roof and grab just one or two for munching when your sweet tooth is feeling neglected then this white chocolate ginger cookie recipe adapted from Weight Watchers-only 2 points each- is for you.  May I suggest placing these cookies in the freezer instead of on your kitchen counter to have better success with the light nibbling aspect of enjoying  small bites of sweetness when the cookie cravings hit.  These cookies are filled with both white chocolate and crystallized ginger chips that might just satisfy with a few less calories than the usual full fat Mrs. Fields type version.  When the baking bug calls it’s not such a bad thing to have a few lightened up cookie recipes in your repertoire.  So, I’m back on my light baking kick, at least for now.

February turns out to be a busy travel month for us as we head to New Jersey and New York next week after our memorable trip to NOLA for the Super Bowl.  Every moment I’m at home I have to pay attention to what I eat because I wasn’t dieting in New Orleans and I’m sure not going to be dieting in New York-just too many good places to eat!  I’m already planning my trip to Chelsea Market and what can we eat here and here and there!!!  Don’t forget about the good food in New Jersey, I think I’ll have soup for dinner tonight.

Out of the kindness of my heart and because of my love for sharing I’m passing on this quick and easy light cookie recipe-I hope baking up a small batch of white chocolate ginger cookies helps with any cookie cravings that occur while for the most part you’re following a very healthy diet.

2 Point White Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Adapted from Weight Watchers-2 points each cookie.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 rounded tablespoon crystallized ginger chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment or use Silpats
  3. In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a standing mixer cream butter, oil and sugar together on medium speed until smooth,2-3 minutes, scrape down the bowl a few times.
  5. Add the vanilla and egg white to butter mixture- beat until combined and smooth.
  6. Add the flour mixture on low speed, mix until combined.
  7. Stir in the white chocolate chips and ginger.
  8. Use a teaspoon to make rounded scoops of dough to place on prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake 6-7 minutes until firm to the touch.
  10. Cool on metal racks.
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  1. What a great idea Patty! I always need just a little something sweet!

  2. These cookies look like just the thing I want to snack on with my afternoon tea :).

  3. It does not look like any flavor was compromised in lightening up these cookies! My favorite new cookie last year was one with crystallized ginger, white chocolate and Craisins…so I’m all in favor of your combo here. YUM!

  4. It’s always fun to indulge when you’re traveling (and whilst at home!). These cookies look delicious!

  5. These are the cutest little cookies, Patty! I thought I knew every WW recipe that existed, but never came across this one. Thanks so much for sharing! I’m going to pin these to my healthy kitchen board! :)

  6. What a perfect little afternoon snack! Now, if I can limit myself to just those two points, I’ll be surprised. :) Eat some wonderful food for me in New York! Calories don’t count when you’re away from home, do they?

  7. Sounds like a fun travel month for you!! Your cookies look yummy, but I’m thinking after I eat 5 that it really doesn’t matter how many points they are, lol! Happy weekend xoxox :)

  8. 2 points sounds great but I have a feeling I’d eat more than 1!

  9. I was wonfering what the “2-points” meant, hehehe. Yup, if anybody’s like me out there, I simply can’t resist my sweets – diet or no diet! These cookies are sooooo tempting right now. would like to have a dozen or two myself. How many points it that? LOL

  10. I will take your advice and leave these in the freezer as I know me so well I would finish them all before too late…

  11. A cookie with less calories? YEAH!!! But that’s just a bonus because I love the combo of white chocolates and ginger, and no diet would be able to keep me away from these lovelies!

  12. These cookies sound delicious Patty – I adore ginget. And if they are guilt- free, even better!

  13. Patty – you are visiting some wonderful places with fantastic food. I can completely understand why you wanted to make this delish cookie that wasn’t too bad for you. I think I might just have to make these for when I have that sweet craving!!! Happy Weekend!

  14. I have some crystallized ginger in the pantry. And I love the idea of a guilt-free treat!

  15. What fantastic nibbles. They look wonderful and sound delicious. Enjoy your time in New York. It is a great food city. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings…Mary

  16. What a wonderful way to satisfy a craving and not blow a diet :) Have a wonderful trip and enjoy all of the great eating!

  17. I have cookies on the agenda today but here I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it a little waist-friendlier. These would be perfect and yeah, I don’t think they’d last long on my counter. Love the flavors.

    Safe travels!!!

  18. I like the idea of placing the cookies in the freezer for controlled eating. :) White chocolate with crystallized ginger, a delicious combination and it has to smell wonderful when baking. These would not last long in my home.

    I’m envious of your visit out East (although it’s a bit too cold for me right now). I love Chelsea Market, happened upon it by accident a couple of years ago and loved it. There’s a place there that has fantastic clam chowders. :) Have a safe trip, Patty!

  19. I think ginger and white chocolate would work beautifully together. These cookies look delicious and not a sacrifice at all. What a wonderful time you’re having with your travels! Enjoy Chelsea Market and all the great food in New York.

  20. Love that these little cookies are so low on oil. They look delicious!

  21. For a ginger lover, these white chocolate & ginger combo really excite me! I want to eat this!!! The best part is that it’s low calorie, and that’s a super tempting bonus! :)

  22. They look really good. It would be nice to have some in the freezer for those times when you have a sweet craving. Great idea and thank you for sharing.

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