Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

These are the best cookies EVER, and they aren't bad on the thighs either! They're only 65 calories a pop! (65 calories without the cookies rolled in extra sugar.) I actually made them all the time as regular cookies, and then when I started dieting, I calculated the calories, and was very impressed! The recipe as written only makes just over 2 dozen keep that in mind. (I always double it!)

2 egg whites
1/4 cup butter or margarine - melted
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
1/3 cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In medium bowl, slightly beat egg whites; stir in melted butter, water and vanilla.

In another bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir in egg mixture until well blended. The dough will be dry when you're mixing, but just keep mixing. It will all blend together.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in extra sugar. Place on cookie sheet (I use parchment paper on nonstick cookie sheets.)

Bake 10-11 minutes or until edges are set. **Keep a close eye on them because they are already brown cookies, so it's hard to tell if they are finished or not.

Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack (If you can wait that long!)

Enjoy! :)

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