Ridonkulously Easy (One Bowl!) Cocoa Fudge Cookies

I really love baking, but sometimes when the cookie craving strikes, I’m not quite prepared to go all out. That’s where this recipe comes in. It has quite a few things going for it:

  1. It uses melted butter rather than room temperature butter.
  2. It’s from Cooking Light, so you can eat 4 cookies rather than just 2. Score.
  3. It’s easy and can be made all in one bowl. A plus for a girl like me who hates doing dishes.
  4. It’s good!

So what are you waiting for? I bet you already have all these ingredients in your kitchen. Get to it!

Cocoa Fudge Cookies (makes approximately 24 cookies)

From Cooking Light

What you need:

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How you do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, remove from heat and add cocoa powder, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Stir until mixture resembles coarse sand.
  3. Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine.
  4. Add flour, baking soda and salt, stirring until moist.
  5. Spoon dough (about 2 tablespoons worth) onto Silpat lined baking sheets (if you don’t have a Silpat, spray your cookie sheets with nonstick spray) approximately 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies sit on cookie sheets to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

As if these cookies weren’t decadent enough on their own, they’re the perfect base for sandwiching. Nutella, ice cream, peanut butter, cream cheese frosting…any of these would be delicious stuffed between two of these thin cookies. Leave it to me to find a way to make a Cooking Light recipe not-so-light!


5 thoughts on “Ridonkulously Easy (One Bowl!) Cocoa Fudge Cookies

  1. I don’t have any yogart or applesauce. Could I substitute with a egg ? Or do you have any other ideas? Thanks.

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