A couple Fridays ago, Matt & I had some friends over for Game Night. I wanted to make some cookies but was in a bit of a time crunch so couldn’t choose a cookie that required either room temperature butter and eggs or that the dough be chilled before baking. I flipped through my recipe binder and came across these Cocoa Fudge Cookies. These are the answer to every procrastinator’s prayer…or maybe you’re not a procrastinator but you decide to be spontaneous and find yourself short on time. They are also somewhat healthy (yes, I’m going to Tag these as “healthy”) because they have yogurt in them! I found this recipe on Two Peas & Their Pod, and they found it in Cooking Light. So, if it’s in Cooking Light, it must be healthy 🙂
Cocoa Fudge Cookies
from Two Peas & Their Pod
1 c all-purpose flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/8 t salt
5 T butter (unsalted)
7 T unsweetened cocoa
2/3 c granulated sugar
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c plain low-fat yogurt
1 t vanilla extract
What To Do
Preheat oven to 350ºF; line 2 baking sheets with baking paper, lightly coated with cooking spray. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Sift together 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 prepared baking sheets.
Bake 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.
For the yogurt, I’ve always used plain non-fat yogurt.
I’ve never lined my baking sheets (aka cookie sheets) with paper and sprayed them. I use those silicone baking liner things and love them. No need to spray them.
I use a cookie scoop so all the cookies come out the same size.
If you’re looking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day, you can also drizzle these cookies with white chocolate (or use candy melts) and sprinkle them with green sugar, much like this:
These cookies are delicious! They made Game Night extra fun and who doesn’t want a helping (or two or three) of extra fun?