No need to avoid the dessert table when you bring these lightened-up cookies to the party. These chocolate goodies are rolled in powdered sugar before baking and the end result is as tasty as it is beautiful.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
6 tablespoons butter
1½ cups granulated sugar (see Tip)
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
¼ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon mint (not peppermint) extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup whole-wheat flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
⅔ cup powdered sugar
In a small saucepan cook and stir chocolate and butter over low until melted; cool slightly.
In a large bowl stir together the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate mixture. Stir in eggs, yogurt, vanilla and mint extract. In a small bowl stir together both flours and cocoa powder; stir into chocolate mixture until combined. Cover and chill dough until firm enough to handle (about 30 minutes).
Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1½-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 minutes or just until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove; cool on a wire rack.
Tip: We do not recommend a sugar substitute for this recipe.
Variation: For smaller cookies, prepare as above, except shape dough into 1-inch balls. Bake 7 minutes or just until edges are firm. Makes about 80 cookies (2 per serving).
The recipe was a simple recipe to put together. The cookie didn't flatten out much during the baking process. There was not much flavor and the cookie was kind of dry. I could not taste much mint so maybe up the mint extract a bit. Not sure what to do about the dryness of the cookie. It was just OK. I like the cookie but would probably look around for another recipe.