WW Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies Based on Magnolia Table

2018-07-26T12:18:37-05:00July 17th, 2018|Food|10 Comments

I am a huge fan of Joanna Gaines, and when I bought her cookbook, I was determined to make those recipes fit into my Weight Watchers diet.

Of course my first focus was on the chocolate chip cookie recipe! I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, and I had not found a WW version that really satisfied that craving. With swapping out a few ingredients for calorie-friendly substitutes, reducing the serving amount from FORTY to twenty (which is still a lot!), and modifying a few things, I was able to make these yummy 1 freestyle point cookies!

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Gather your ingredients! I’ve tried the recipe with both 1 egg and 2, and it comes out great both ways. So if you only have on egg, don’t let that deter you from making these!

Here are the chocolate chips <and they’re vegan!>


First, preheat your oven to 350º. Then mix the flour, baking soda and sea salt in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.


Next, add “butter” and brown sugar to a stand mixer (or a bowl and use a hand mixer). Mix together for 2-3min.


Once it’s mixed together, add egg(s) and mix until blended, then add Vanilla Extract and mix until blended.


Next, add the dry mixture in and blend.

Once you get a cookie dough consistency, add in your chocolate chips and turn the mixer on for a second to evenly distribute the chocolate chips throughout the dough.


Scoop cookie dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Try to get them as evenly as possibly and you should get 20! I struggle with the even serving sizes, but I’m typically eating all 20 so I know the Weight Watchers Points anyways 🙂


Place in oven and bake for 10-12 min!


Let them cool for 1 min on the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack until cool. Place in an air-tight container or 3-4 days.

Voila! Thanks, Joanna Gaines!

*If you’re not on a diet, you should just go ahead and use real butter and real brown sugar, because why not?!

Serves 20 cookies. Serving size: 1 cookie.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10-12 min
Cool time: 30 min


1 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour (16sp)
1/2 tsp baking soda (0sp)
1/4 tsp sea salt (0sp)
4 Tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Light Vegetable Spread (6sp)
2 eggs (0sp)
3/4 tsp vanilla extract (0sp)
150 Lily’s Dark Chocolate Premium Baking Chips (6sp)
128gm (1/2 cup) Sukrin Gold Brown Sugar (0sp)



  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda and sea salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light and Brown Sugar into a stand mixer, or a bowl and use a hand mixer. Mix for 2-3mins.
  4. Add in eggs and mix until blended. Then add Vanilla Extract and mix until blended.
  5. Add dry ingredients and mix for about 1 minute. Turn mixer on high at the end for a few seconds.
  6. Add Chocolate Chips and turn the mixer on for a second, just to evenly distribute chips throughout the dough.
  7. Scoop dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Place in oven for 10-12min, or until golden.
  9. When you take the cookies out of the oven, let them cool on the cookie sheet for 1 min before transferring to a cooling rack.
  10. Store in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutritional Info

Total Number of Servings: 20 cookies
1 cookie per serving. 1 Freestyle Point; 7 Smart Points; 2 Points Plus (all calculated with an online calculator – let me know if you find any discrepancies!)

If you are fine with reducing this down to 60 chocolate chips for the entire recipe, you can have 2 cookies for only 2sp. I like chocolate chips so this recipe is 2 cookies for 3sp!

Calories: 44, Fat: >2g, Carbs: 13g, Protein: >1g (calculated with My Fitness Pal)


About the Recipe

This is an adaptation of Joanna Gaines Chocolate Chip Cookies from her book, Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines. Original recipe is copyright © 2018 Joanna Gaines.


Want to check out other Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes? Check out these mozzarella sticks!


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  1. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife July 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I love her too! These sound so yummy! I love that they are WW friendly!

  2. Tabitha July 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!! Love that these are WW friendly 🙂

  3. Cindy Ingalls July 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    These cookies look so delicious. I love using vegan chocolate chips in my recipe, along with vegan butter, and coconut sugar. It brings down the calories while still preserving the flavor.

  4. Luci July 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    These cookies look so delicious and easy to make.

  5. Sharon July 20, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    These cookies look so soft and delicious. I love that you made them WW friendly too.

  6. Amanda July 20, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Chocolate chip cookies are the best!

  7. Sheree July 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    These cookies look so delicious, I like how fluffy they look, I will definitely have to try them with the kids, thanks for sharing!

    ~xo Sheree

  8. Sri Mallya July 20, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    These cookies look so delicious and great recipe. Saving it to try later!

  9. Christina July 21, 2018 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I love chocolate chip cookies! It’s wonderful you’ve adapted this recipe for weight watchers. Can’t wait to try it!

  10. Elizabeth Keene July 25, 2018 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    I love Joanna, she is so genuine! I love the idea of adopting her recipes to fit your diet, what a great idea, and these cookies look so delicious!

    Elizabeth Keene


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