I had a fun baking afternoon last week. I whipped up a batch of Low-Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. When I told my daughter Alli what I had made she said,
No cookie should be Low-fat!
I get what she’s saying, but honestly, I have tried many recipes that are labeled “low-fat,” but still have so much flavor. Also, they don’t taste like you’re eating the sand on the beach! This new recipe is one of those great finds! It replaces applesauce for some of the fat, giving it plenty of moisture. It has oatmeal in it, too, giving it texture and chewiness. Add those chocolate chips in there and you have a delicious cookie without the guilt!
The recipe I’m sharing today brings a bit of nostalgia to my heart. I remember eating these cookies as a little girl when my mom would make them as an after school treat. They were my FAVORITE cookie!
Everyone needs a cookie recipe that can be finished in 30 minutes because there are times that you need dessert in a hurry. There are also times when a person craves a dark fudgy chocolate cookie that is easy to make and hard to resist! These are made with oats, so they’re also gluten-free!
A couple weeks ago when I was at my parents’, I wanted to make something sweet for my dad and remembered that he loves these cookies, too. I pulled up my blog for the recipe and found that it wasn’t there! After posting my favorite recipes for thirteen years, I can’t believe I haven’t shared this one before now! I’m going to fix that today!
There’s just something so cute about a single serving size dessert. Maybe it’s knowing you don’t have to share it, I don’t know, but I have a new single serving size that’s pretty remarkable.
One GIANT cookie that serves one (okay, you might want to share this if you’re feeling generous, but divide it before you take a bite or you may change your mind!
There are times when you don’t need/want to make up a whole batch of cookies, am I right? This recipe makes one large cookie in a matter of minutes! I saw this on Southern Living’s You Tube Channel and knew I had to try it. Here’s all there is to it:
Single Serving Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 Tbl softened butter
1 T brown sugar
1 tsp granulated sugar
2 Tbl flour
1/8 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Tbl Chocolate Chips
Mix all ingredients together. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes for soft cookie; 15 for crispy. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Hot from the oven with a glass of cold milk, this makes an incredible treat! This might be a sweet dessert for your Valentine!
I always under-bake my cookies because I am Team Soft Cookie! Which are you; Team crispy or Team soft?
If you need another single serving dessert, check out this fruit cobbler.
I get teased A LOT by my family for always using recipes from Cooking Light, but I say if you can eat delicious food – even dessert – and make it a little healthier, why not?! I enjoy having dessert, but don’t want to overdo it with the fat and sugars!
I found a Ginger Cookie recipe recently that tastes every bit as good as my favorite Ginger-Molasses recipe (which is amazing!), but this one is much lighter!! I’m not sure I’ll ever make my old favorite version again! These were so yummy! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, they are the perfect treat! This is one of my husband’s favorite cookie flavors, so I’m glad to have a recipe to make that I can feel a little better about making!
I always under-bake my cookies a little because I like them soft. I probably baked these around 8 minutes. You be the judge, but that’s all the time my oven required.
Ginger Cookies – Cooking Light
6 Tbl. Butter, softened
2/3 Cup plus 3 Tbl. sugar, divided
1/4 cup molasses
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground mace (I didn’t have this and it was still great)
Place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar, beating at medium speed until light and well blended.
Add molasses and egg; beat well.
Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients (through mace), stirring with a whisk.
Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, stirring until well blended
Divide dough in half.
Wrap each portion in plastic wrap, and freeze for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Shape each portion of dough into 26 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass to 1/2-inch thickness.
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, but don’t want to kill your diet with dessert, please make these yummy treats! I can’t wait to make up another batch!
I love it when simple meets delicious! These fudgy cookies can be mixed right in a saucepan and spooned onto the baking sheet. They end up crispy around the edges and soft in the middle.
I made these last weekend for a girl’s trip I went on, and they were the perfect ending to our poolside lunch! They were also the perfect little snack in the middle of the day! If you love chocolate AND a soft cookie, this is your recipe!
Cocoa Fudge Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
⅛ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
⅔ cup granulated sugar
⅓ cup packed brown sugar
⅓ cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1 Preheat oven to 350°.
Step 2 Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 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 baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
Step 3 Bake at 350° 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.
I failed to mention that these are only 78 calories! Cooking LIght does a great job at providing low cal treats! These Raspberry Strippers are another favorite cookie recipe I found on their site.
Are you a crispy cookie lover or do you prefer a soft cookie?