Devil's Food Cookies

Devil's Food Cookies

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1992

If these devilishly chocolaty cookies don't get gobbled the day they are baked, store them, well-wrapped, in the freezer.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup prune puree
  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1½ cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules


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  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together sugar, prune puree, yogurt, oil and egg whites in a medium bowl. Stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and instant coffee in another medium bowl. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet with a wooden spoon just until blended. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies about 1½ inches apart. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly. Transfer the cookies to wire racks and cool.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Per serving: 125 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 95 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 18 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 85 mg sodium; 122 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 1

January 24, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Great Light, Easy Recipe Most people probably don't normally have cake four available, but it did make for a nice light textured cookie. I doubt anyone had prune puree available, but they likely do have applesauce - which is what I swapped in this recipe and they came out perfect ... dough is more batter than dough ..even after refrigeration - so I was nervous about them spreading but they did not ... definitely worth a try .. I used the standard cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tblsp I think) and it made a little over 3 dozen. Pros: Delicious, low fat, easy Cons: a few 'non-stock' ingredients
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