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 (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 63mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 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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melissarb999 User ID: 4609364 204820
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!"

SKTerpstra User ID: 4231446 83823
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

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

yides User ID: 4557887 204819
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???"

MY REVIEW User ID: 571865 131918
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

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

GingerBonnet User ID: 4249942 41295
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

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

cakegirl20 User ID: 2246099 36225
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"OH, these cookies are fantastic! :D I can hardly believe they are low fat! ;) They are especially amazing when they are still warm...nice and gooey and fudgey! I gave one of these cookies to my aunt, and she devoured it! ;) Lol! This is the perfect thing for me..instead of those fattening Christmas cookies. Now I can have something more healthy to eat instead of those fattening cookies, but not feel deprived! ;D I'm linking all my friends to this recipe! :D Thanks! Oh, I used a cookies scoop to help form the dough balls, but I had to use my hands as well to form them better. ;) No problem! :) So quick and easy to make!"

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