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Chocolate Sugar Cookies (light)

I’ve had the biggest chocolate craving lately.  It must be my belly can sense Halloween is coming.  I didn’t want to buy candy early, though, for fear I’d eat it all before the tricker treaters came (like last year.)  So, I made this recipe for light chocolate sugar cookies.  I love love love them; crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, made with ingredients I already have in my house, super easy, low cal, cookie perfection.  They are not as rich as these chocolate sugar cookies I made this weekend, but still delightful.

 

Chocolate Icebox Cookies:

3/4 C flour

1/4 C unsweetened cocoa

1/4 t baking soda

1/4 t kosher salt

1/4 C butter, softened

2/3 C sugar

1 t vanilla extract

1 large egg white

 

  • Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set it aside.  Beat butter in a mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.  Gradually add the sugar and beat until well blended.  Add vanilla and egg white, beat well.  Add flour mixture; stir until well blended.  Turn dough out onto plastic wrap and form into a disk.  Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Roll the dough out with some flour till it is about 1/4 inch thick, or less.  Cut out cookies.  Place them 1 inch apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet (or silpat), and bake for 8-10 minutes.  
  • 61 calories, 2 grams of fat
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