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Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies

 Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies
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.
44 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

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

  • 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.
  • 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,

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Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch.