Bake: Cocoa Fudge Cookies

I found a very simple and quick recipe for cocoa fudge cookies and I have to share it. It doesn’t require any eggs or a whole bar of butter. You don’t need a mixer too! These cookies are delicious, have a brownie-like texture and are simply addictive. And the best part – it contains less than 100 calories per cookie.

Recipe adapted from here but altered a little by me

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (I used Van Houten soluble cocoa)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vegetable oil (to spread on baking tray)

1) Preheat oven to 175°C.
2) Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3) In a separate large bowl, melt the butter in a microwave.
4) Stir in brown and white sugars and the cocoa powder into the melted butter.
5) Add in yogurt & vanilla extract into the cocoa mixture.
6) Combine the flour and cocoa mixture together. Stir until well-combined.
7) Place the mixture into the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
*Note: The reason why I placed the mixture in the fridge is because it’s easier to shape the cookies into a round shape when they’re on the tray
8) Scoop tablespoons of the mixture onto a baking tray (coated with vegetable oil)
9) Bake for 15 minutes at 175°C.
10) Remove tray from oven & put it on an oven placemat for 2-3 minutes or until cookies are firm. Remove cookies from tray and place them on wire racks to cool.

The first time I baked the cookies (for 8 minutes, as the recipe suggested), the bottom got stuck onto the tray. I decided to bake them for 15 minutes the second time and they came out in one piece. The next time I’m baking these, I’ll add in some walnuts!

These chewy cookies are best served with a cup of fresh milk.

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