Low Fat Double-Chocolate Cookies

From the kitchen of: Lisa.

These are very rich-tasting and chewy cookies, very satisfying. Surprisingly low fat and low calories!

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 * tablespoons light corn syrup (karo)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. Combine first 5 ingredients; set aside.

Combine 3/4 of the chocolate chips and the oil in a pan; melt over low heat, stirring constantly. When melted, pour into large bowl; allow to cool 5 min. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, water, extract, egg whites; stir well. Stir in flour mixture, and remaining chips. (You can add extra chips, but this will increase the calories)

Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheet coated w/cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. (They will not look quite done, but take them out anyway). Allow to cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove from sheets; cool completely on wire racks.

Note: you may want to experiment with substituting other flavors – such as some amaretto, kahlua or raspberry liquer for the water or vanilla extract.

Yield: 4 dozen cookies: each cookie = 64 calories; 1.6 grams fat; 12 grams carbs; no cholesterol. Recipe from Cooking Light Magazine.

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Rules of Chocolate

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If you’ve got melted chocolate all over your hands, you’re eating it too slowly.

Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices & strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It’ll take the edge off your appetite and you’ll eat less.

A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn’t that handy?

If you can’t eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer.

But if you can’t eat all your chocolate, what’s wrong with you?

If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.

If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don’t they actually counteract each other?

Money talks. Chocolate sings.

Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.

Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A. Because no one wants to quit.

If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated.

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you’ll get one thing done.

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