Friday, August 28, 2009

Fat-free Chewy Chocolate Cookies

Yes, there is sugar, but fat-free! Who knew fat-free could taste this good? I made this for the first time today because I was craving chocolate, but have been trying to eat well. This certainly hit the spot. I found the cookie recipe at Recipezaar and then threw together a quick frosting to make the cookies even better. The frosting is great because it spreads easily, but stays in place. ----And don't forget to check the post below Teaching Your Children to Fly to enter for a chance for your own CD.

Update: I ate one of the cookies today (the day after I made them) and they are still very soft, but not as fudgy as yesterday. Still super good to me.

Cherie left a comment about her surprise that none of the ingredients had fat, which got me thinking and checking. Cocoa does actually have a little fat in it. The one I used says .5 g for 1 tablespoon and there is more than 1 tablespoon in there. The information I found says that egg whites have very little, if any, fat. The corn syrup I have doesn't have any fat. But of course, it's a carb and so is the sugar so our bodies can easily turn all that into fat. This is not health food for sure, but a better option than many other things I want to grab for my sweet tooth. :)

Fat-free Chewy Chocolate Cookies
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. light or dark corn syrup
3 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray cookie sheets well with cooking spray. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Stir in corn syrup and egg white until blended (dough will be very thick and slightly sticky). Drop by rounded teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or just until set (cookies will be soft when pressed). Do not overbake or they won't be fudgy. Cool on wire rack. Frost when cool.

Creamy Chocolate Frosting
1 c. powdered sugar
1/8 c. unsweetened cocoa
1/8 t. salt
1/8 c. skim milk
1 t. almond extract


Combine all ingredients and mix until a smooth spreading consistency.

2 comments:

  1. Fat Free? Really? You would think that some of those ingredients would have fat in them. I guess I should look at labels more. That is cool!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to make these! Fat Free - woohoo!

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