Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Treats - Day Two!

These cookies come from my Cooking Light cookbook. I love this cookbook and have made many, many great recipes from it. This one is no exception. There are two things that I really love about this recipe:

1) You don't have to remember to set out your butter. You can melt it directly in the pot.
2) It doesn't call for eggs. This is great for those with allergies or who are out of eggs - which I often am :)

Cocoa Fudge Cookies
You can mix these incredibly easy, fudgy cookies right in the saucepan. When freshly baked, these thin cookies have crisp edges and chewy centers. Yield: 2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)
Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter (I used this)
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt (I used sour cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray
Preparation
Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars (mixture will resemble coarse sand). Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine.
Add flour mixture, stirring until moist. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks. Nutritional Information
Calories:78 (31% from fat)
Fat:2.7g (sat 1.6g,mono 0.8g,poly 0.1g)
Protein:1g
Carbohydrate:13.4g
Fiber:0.5g
Cholesterol:7mg
Iron:0.5mg
Sodium:54mg
Calcium:12mg

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Those look just like those Tollhouse ones! I will have to try these.