Guilt-Free Chocolate Fudge Cookies (#2234)

Serves
Ready
50
23
Minutes
Prep
Cook
15
Minutes
8
Minutes
Categories
Chocolate Cookies Desserts Low Fat
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder natural unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil or light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 Powdered Sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° f (190° c).
  2. Coat two cookie sheets with cooking spray or lined with baking mats.
  3. In a bowl with an electric mixer, add the cocoa powder, butter, oil and both sugar.
  4. Beat until well mixed and smooth.
  5. Beat in applesauce and vanilla until smooth.
  6. In another medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Add the flour mixture into the cocoa batter, and mix with a wooden spatula until well blended.
  8. Drop the dough by tablespoonful.
  9. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  11. Let cookies cool on the sheets for a few minutes until they become firm.
  12. Transfer the cookies onto wire racks, and cool completely.
  13. Dust with powdered sugar to serve.
  14. Keep in an air-tight container for up to 1 week or freeze in a zip-lock bag for up to 1 month.
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