Low Fat Double-Chocolate Cookies
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.