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Low-Fat Chocolate Cookies

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
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • melissarb999
    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!

  • Ardillsmith
    Jan 10, 2011

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  • SKTerpstra
    Nov 2, 2010

    Gooey soft and addictive! Shockingly easy to make!

  • ruthsblack
    Jul 14, 2010

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  • yides
    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???

  • mfperrysr
    Jan 7, 2010

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

  • issalyn
    Jan 6, 2010

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  • GingerBonnet
    Jan 5, 2010

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

  • cakegirl20
    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!

  • momoper46
    Feb 18, 2009

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