Chocolate Crinkles (lighter recipe)

Chocolate Crinkles (<I>lighter recipe</I>)

Indulge with less guilt! We've made a tasty lighter version of this classic cookie with the familiar powdered sugar and chocolate crinkled appearance.

Prep Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Total Time

4:45

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

dozen

1/2
cup unsweetened applesauce
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
2
cups granulated sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup fat-free egg product
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup powdered sugar
  1. In large bowl, mix applesauce, chocolate, granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir in egg product, 1/4 cup at a time. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets with shortening or cooking spray.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into powdered sugar; roll around to coat and shape into balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly in center. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
Makes 6 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Using colored decorator sugar instead of powdered sugar is a fun way to dress up these cookies for the holidays!

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 55
    • (Calories from Fat 10 ),
  • Total Fat 1 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 35 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 1 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.