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Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Field editor Mary Houchin of Swansea, Illinois shares these soft cake-like cookies. They have a mild cocoa flavor and are topped with chocolate chips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 78 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 63 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.