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How Many Calories Are In Chocolate Chip Cookies?

We're taking a look at how many calories are in chocolate chip cookies by comparing a very popular (unnamed) traditional cookie mix and a niche alternative – Variant Nutrition's Protein Cookie Dough Mix - OG: Chocolate Chip. While many of us gravitate towards the familiar options lining the baking aisle, not all cookie mixes are created equal. In this exploration, we dissect the nutritional distinctions between the classic and the contemporary, offering insights into the calorie content and more.


And depending on your specific dietary restrictions, you may find one is a better choice for you. 


Traditional Cookie Mix Details

As-Prepared Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (Per 28g serving - 2 cookies):

  • Calories: 170

  • Fat: 8g (10%)

  • Carbohydrates: 22g (8%)

  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (2%)

  • Total Sugars: 14g (including added sugars) (28%)

  • Protein: 2g

Traditional Cookie Mix Nutrition Facts

Variant Nutrition Protein Cookie Dough Mix Details
Raw or Prepared OG: Chocolate Chip (Per 28g serving - 2 cookies):
  • Calories: 90

  • Fat: 3g (4%)

  • Carbohydrates: 14g (5%)

  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8%)

  • Total Sugars: 4g (including added sugars) (5%)

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Nutritional Comparison:

In our pursuit of the perfect cookie, let's explore the nutritional breakdown and compare the two options:

  • Calories: Variant Nutrition offers a significant reduction with 80 fewer calories, making it a lighter choice for those mindful of their calorie intake. That's about half the calories—47% fewer calories.

  • Fat: While the traditional cookie mix has slightly more fat, Variant Nutrition excels because the grams are already accounted for in the prepared state.

  • Carbohydrates: Variant Nutrition offers fewer carbohydrates, catering to those watching their carb intake.

  • Dietary Fiber: For added digestive benefits, Variant Nutrition provides more dietary fiber, suitable for those focusing on net carbs.

  • Total Sugars: Variant Nutrition leads with significantly fewer sugars, providing a lower sugar option while still delivering a sweet treat.

  • Protein: The star of the show – Variant Nutrition is packed with protein at a remarkable 9g, appealing to those looking to incorporate extra protein without compromising taste.


Variant Nutrition Additional Details:

Ingredient Quality: We use high-quality ingredients, ensuring a wholesome and delicious cookie experience.

Flavor and Texture: Traditional mix and Variant Nutrition offer the same soft-baked texture and taste of cookies you love, but Variant Nutrition has the versatility to be enjoyed raw or baked.

Allergen Information: Variant Nutrition does not include wheat but does contain milk, egg, soy, tree nut, and peanut. Please consider this if you have specific dietary considerations.

Usage Instructions: Both mixes are easy to use, but you’ll need additional ingredients with the traditional cookie mix. Variant Nutrition only needs water to be enjoyed and can be used in versatile ways: Eat raw or baked, microwave, add powder mix to oatmeal, and much more. 


This comparison provides a more comprehensive overview, appealing to a broader audience with varying preferences and dietary needs. We aim to shed light on the distinct nutritional features, empowering you to make an informed choice based on your health and dietary goals. Whether you opt for a traditional favorite or a modern alternative, your cookie experience is now more informed.



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