Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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These soft cake-like cookies have a mild cocoa flavor and cute chocolate chip topping. Better still, they're ready fast and have just 2 grams of fat! —Mary Houchin, Lebanon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:44 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 44 servings


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 78 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil and egg whites. Beat in sugars and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to applesauce mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until slightly firm.
  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p17

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Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"We used sweetened applesauce and 2 eggs instead of 3 egg whites, and they turned out delicious! Also just regular chocolate chips, not miniature. These are so good!"

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"Gooey soft and addictive! Shockingly easy to make!"

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"I made these cookies yesterday and was quite perplexed when they came out not too a good texture - it was clay like and very condensed too much cocoa with not enough sugar. I wonder what i didn't do right???"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"I made these cookies today.They are great.Thank you"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"Pretty quick and easy, and people can't believe how low-fat and low-calorie these are."

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