I am so excited to share my chocolate brownie cookies with y’all today! Every once in a while you just need a little something sweet. I am not going to try to pass these off to you all as a health food, because they clearly are not.
But they are a delicious little treat that won’t set you back TOO far. At 2 PointsPlus on Weight Watchers and only 80 calories a piece, you can enjoy one of these without feeling too down on yourself.
These taste like a cross between a cookie and a brownie, and they are so good! My husband and my toddler happily gave the stamp of approval.
I am starting to experiment with coconut oil more in my cooking. I used it in these cookies, and the results were pretty good. I do detect a very faint coconut flavor, but it does not bother me in these cookies. I wondered to myself if I would have even noticed, had I not made them myself. If you are anti-coconut, feel free to use butter instead.
This recipe was inspired by Cooking Light’s Cocoa Fudge Cookies. I stayed pretty close to the original recipe, except for using coconut oil and greek yogurt, rather than plain yogurt. I also prefer using a silicon baking mat, rather than cooking spray.
- 1 cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons organic unrefined coconut oil
- 7 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅔ cup white granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup Fage 2% plain Greek yogurt
- Mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat until fully liquified.
- Remove oil from heat, and stir in sugars, cocoa and vanilla until well-combined.
- Stir in Greek yogurt.
- Mix in dry ingredients until well-combined.
- Form dough balls (about 2 tablespoons) and place on a cookie sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
- Press each dough ball in a criss-cross pattern with a fork.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-9 minutes.
- Cool for about 3 minutes on the cookie sheet, and then transfer to wire rack to cool for a few more minutes.
This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light's Cocoa Fudge Cookies
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