Healthified Brownie Cookies

44% less fat • 55% less sat fat • 27% fewer calories than the original recipe. Favorite dried fruit replaces half the chips for a more nutritious cookie.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 48

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup canola oil
1/4
cup chocolate syrup
2
egg whites
1
egg
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries or dried cherries
1/2
cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted*

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat sugars, butter and oil with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in chocolate syrup, egg whites, egg and vanilla.
  • 2 Beat in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips, cranberries and pecans. Drop by slightly-rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

*To toast pecans, heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

No-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread can be substituted for the butter. The cookies will spread less and retain a more rounded shape.

Chocolate syrup and unsweetened cocoa add lots of rich chocolate flavor, adding minimal fat to this decadent recipe. Dark chocolate chips are relatively new to the market with several brands available

You can bake smaller cookies for your holiday cookie tray. Drop dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes. Makes about 5 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.