Sometimes I just really want some warm chocolate cookies. And I don't want to wait too long :) This recipe, from Cooking Light, is perfect for those times. And it uses ingredients I almost always have on hand.
Not only are these quick to make, but easy to clean up after as well - you can make the dough in one small saucepan on the stove. I added a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the warm cookie dough and swirled them around a bit before scooping tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheet. Definitely not necessary, but a nice touch if you have chocolate chips around.
Cocoa Fudge Cookies, from Cooking Light
Makes 20-24 cookies
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour + 1/2 cup spelt flour)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 7 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Turn off the heat, add the cocoa powder and the sugars and stir to combine.
- Add the yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Add a handful of chocolate chips or dried cherries if desired!
- Drop tablespoons of dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and flatten slightly.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until edges are set (err on the side of underbaking, since there are no eggs in the dough after all)
- Cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.