Fudgy soft cookies dish
DESSERTS

Fudgy soft cookies

Ooey, gooey goodness – enough said.

Calorie Smart 
Carb Smart

Fudgy chocolate cookies on parchment paper.

 

Developed by Emily Richards (PH Ec.)  

24 cookies 
26–28 minutes (prep: 15 mins / cook: 1 min / bake: 10–12 mins)

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Time required

26–28 mins

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Carbohydrates

14 g/serving

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pitted Medjool dates (about 12) or prunes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) low-fat milk
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (175 mL) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) each baking soda and baking powder
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

 

  • Calories 74
  • Carbs 14 g
  • Sugar 10 g
  • Fibre 2 g

Directions

  1. In a large microwaveable bowl, combine dates, milk and margarine. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute or until steaming. Using a fork or potato masher, mash the date mixture. Let cool slightly.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and baking soda and powder; set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat sugar into date mixture. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Using a tablespoon (15 mL) or mini ice cream scoop, drop batter on parchment paper lined baking sheet about 5 cm (2 inches) apart. Bake in centre of 375 °F (190 °C) oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until just firm to the touch. Let cool on pan on cooling rack. Repeat with remaining batter.

Storage tip: Keep in resealable plastic bag or airtight container for about 3 days in the refrigerator or in freezer for up to 3 weeks.

Per serving (1 cookie)

  • Calories 74
  • Protein 1 g
  • Total fat 2 g
    • Saturated fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Carbohydrates 14 g
    • Fibre 2 g
    • Sugars 10 g
    • Added sugars 2 g
  • Sodium 45 mg
  • Potassium 123 mg
  • © 2022 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Reproduced with permission from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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