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

2 each: 139 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g 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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suefalk User ID: 6736080 258936
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2016

"DECADENT!! Do yourself a favor and save this in your recipe box!!"

DeHamm1100 User ID: 1009677 35068
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"These cookies taste like brownies. Very delicious!"

homelat User ID: 1580007 41844
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

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

Jess.Schulte User ID: 5753505 97296
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011


Windmill54220 User ID: 1123863 111687
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."

laaalaala_13 User ID: 4652961 85884
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

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

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