Chewy Fudge Drop Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Fudge Drop Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate lovers won't be able to eat just one of these chewy treats from our Test Kitchen ovens. The delectable fudge drops are loaded with chocolate flavor and attractively topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 cookies) equals 139 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a microwave, melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips and oil; stir until smooth. Pour into a large bowl; cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in brown sugar. Add egg whites, corn syrup, water and vanilla until smooth. Combine the flour, 2/3 cup confectioners' square, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture until combined. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips (dough will be very stiff).
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until puffed and set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Sprinkle cooled cookies with remaining confectioners' sugar. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Fudge Drop Cookies in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p33

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"These cookies taste like brownies. Very delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Just delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011


Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"Definitely chewy and chocolately! Nice to know there is not butter/shortening or egg yolks! It didn't make 48, more like 32."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"i loved them, they were perfectly chocolatey, and not overly sweet or fake tasting,"

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