Lighten up the classic chocolate chip cookie by using less butter. Super soft and filled with chocolate chips, these Healthier Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies are a crowd favorite!
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Healthier Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Greek yogurt chocolate chip cookies were perfect, deliciously soft and chewy, and the entire batch was 757 calories less because of a very simple swap. By replacing the usual 1 cup of butter in Nestle's recipe with 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) and 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, it saves a ton of calories on the entire batch without sacrificing flavor. What more could you ask for?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 48 cookies
Author: Jessica


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 stick
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels 12-oz. pkg.


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, Greek yogurt and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. These take slightly longer than the original recipe because the butter is what makes the cookies brown faster. If they look a little underdone, leave in for a minute or two longer and then promptly remove them and transfer to a cooling rack.