Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Recipe Review: Cocoa Fudge Cookies

I've been trying to get this post up for a week now, and haven't had the time until today. Thank goodness for vacation!

Chocolatey goodness
Recipe and review after the break...

Cocoa Fudge Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray

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.

Yield: 2 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Nutritional Information
Calories: 78
Fat: 2.7g (sat 1.6g,mono 0.8g,poly 0.1g)
Cholesterol: 7mg
 Sodium: 54mg
Carbohydrate: 13.4g
Fiber: 0.5g
Protein: 1g
Iron: 0.5mg
Calcium: 12mg
These are so freaking easy to make. Absurdly, ridiculously easy. You can even use the sauce pot you melt the butter in to combine all the ingredients.  If your pot is nonstick, even the cleanup is easy!

I substituted Fage 0% and still found them to have a rich chocolate flavor. In fact, the flavor is so strong that a single one of these cookies easily satisfies a chocolate craving and makes me want a small glass of milk.