Saturday, January 14, 2012

109 Calorie Deep, Dark Chocolate Cookies

I know that so many of us are using Spark People and My Fitness Pal to calculate the calories we're taking in each day. I've been on the hunt for some good, low cal desserts, because this is the area I struggle with. I could easily use up all of my 1200 calories a day on chocolate and bread. Or chocolatey bread.

Or cookies.

And then I stumbled across these cookies that use NO FLOUR and NO BUTTER and are only 109 calories EACH! Holy moly!

I made them and let me tell you, they are GOOD. You don't feel like you're giving up anything at all.


Deep, Dark Chocolate Cookies

Source: Bon App├ętit

Ingredients

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

1 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (about 9 ounces), divided

3 large egg whites, room temperature

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 2 large baking sheets with nonstick spray. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in glass bowl in microwave, stirring twice, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly.

Using electric mixer, beat whites in large bowl to soft peaks. Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar. Continue beating until mixture resembles soft marshmallow creme. Whisk 1 cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl to blend. On low speed, beat dry ingredients into meringue. Stir in lukewarm chocolate and 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dough will become very stiff).

Place 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Roll 1 rounded tablespoon dough into ball; roll in sugar, coating thickly. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake until puffed and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheets on rack 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool.

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