For this recipe, I’ve listed the good-for-you ingredients first, with an alternate ingredient for those of you who aren’t watching cholesterol, or aren’t overweight…or who maybe just don’t have one of the ingredients in the house but you have another.  Enjoy!

Low-Fat Good-for-You Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 22-24 cookies

Low-Fat Good-for-You Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 1/3 C. (325 g) brown sugar, firmly packed (or white sugar with 2-3 T. molasses)
  • 1/2 C. (125 ml) applesauce (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 C. (60 ml) low fat yogurt (or sour cream, or milk with a tsp.of vinegar)
  • 1 egg white (or 1 whole egg)
  • 1 1/2 C. (225 g) whole wheat flour (or 190 g white flour)
  • 3/4 C. (60 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper (or 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, or 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper)


  1. Cream together the brown sugar and applesauce.
  2. Add the yogurt and egg white; stir until smooth.
  3. Sift together and add the remaining dry ingredients. Stir just until smooth.
  4. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough on a well-greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350° F (180° C).

Options for Cookie Sandwiches

  • Nutella – my first choice!
  • Frosting
  • Yogurt cheese (see my recipe) mixed with some cherry jam
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip
  • Softened ice cream–then freeze them
  • Peanut Butter

Disclaimer: I’ve only tried the top three…but the others sound pretty good too![

Step-by-Step Instructions


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