Low-Fat Good-for-You Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 22-24 cookies


  • 1 1/3 C. (325 g) brown sugar, firmly packed (or white sugar with 2-3 T. molasses)
  • 1/2 C. (125 ml) applesauce (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 C. (60 ml) low fat yogurt (or sour cream, or milk with a tsp.of vinegar)
  • 1 egg white (or 1 whole egg)
  • 1 1/2 C. (225 g) whole wheat flour (or 190 g white flour)
  • 3/4 C. (60 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper (or 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, or 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper)


  1. Cream together the brown sugar and applesauce.
  2. Add the yogurt and egg white; stir until smooth.
  3. Sift together and add the remaining dry ingredients. Stir just until smooth.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough on a well-greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350° F (180° C).

Step-by-Step Instructions


  1. 10-14-2012

    I am definitely going to be trying this recipe! Haven’t eaten a cookie in SO long but this recipe will enable me to indulge in one with no guilt!

    • 10-14-2012

      Interesting recipe. I had not considered adding coffee to boost the flavor. this is a must try soon.

      • 10-23-2012

        I have only been making bread about a year and love it so much, still lninraeg each time I make. Have seen recipes for these rolls but none included oats. Does the addition of add a different texture? Can you taste the oats? Thanks so much.

        • 10-31-2012

          When I add oats, I usually add them to the wet ingredients and they soften and fairly dissolve into the dough. You can’t really taste them, or notice a significant difference in the texture. But you know the healthiness is in there!

    • 10-15-2012

      No guilt unless you add the Nutella…or as we used to enjoy it in Africa, “Chocolecca”!

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