Heart Healthy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate on high for 20 seconds, stir, and continue to microwave at 10-second intervals until melted.
In a large bowl, mix chocolate, oil, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in egg and egg whites. In another bowl, combine flours, salt and baking powder. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Cover; refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place confectioners sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll balls of dough in sugar to coat. Place about 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until springy to the touch. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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About This Healthy Recipe
Whether you’re looking for a standout holiday cookie or simply want to enjoy a healthier chocolate cookie any time of year, it’s worth whipping up a batch of these chocolate crinkle cookies. These healthy cookies contain all the chocolate goodness you crave, but they are made with less sugar than traditional chocolate cookie recipes. Some of the all-purpose flour is replaced with whole wheat flour so you’ll also get more fiber in every bite. You may be surprised to find out that these heart-healthy cookies also contain 0g of saturated fat per serving and only 4mg of cholesterol. They’re also just over 60 calories per cookie, making them suitable for anyone who is looking to enjoy a sweet treat even if they are watching their weight. Kids love these festive cookies, so they may be gone as quickly as you make them, but you can feel good knowing that your kids are enjoying a healthier cookie than what you can buy in a package.