Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
A recipe from Prevention magazine, looks heavenly! These are very rich, so only a couple satisfy my chocolate craving without the guilt:)
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 cup artificial sweetener, divided
- 3 large egg whites
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 cookie sheets with foil.
- In a small bowl sift together cocoa, salt and 1/4 cup of Splenda.
- In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form.
- Beat in remaining 1/4 cup Splenda, 1/2 tablespoon at a time until meringue is glossy and stiff peaks form.
- Gently fold in cocoa mixture and vanilla extract.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls one inch apart on foiled cookie sheets.
- Bake 25 minutes for soft chewy cookie, or 40 minutes for crisp ones. You can customize these! The longer they bake the lighter they get, just don't over bake.
- Dust cooled cookies with confectioners sugar if desired.
These are tasty but not quite bliss. That might be because I made them in a convection oven tho.. I'll try making them again when my oven is fixed.
These are sooo rich and wonderful - definitely one of the best low-fat treats out there!! I made these using sugar instead of sweetener though. They really are bite-sized and I found they baked quite quickly: the first batch was in the oven for 25 minutes and they were very crunchy around the edges, with soft chocolatey loveliness in the middle! I baked the second batch for 20 minutes, and even then there was already a definite crunchiness there. Not that this in any way affects the lovely taste, but the next time I'll start checking them at 15 minutes. Great recipe, thank you for sharing!
I just received this same recipe on the back of a "Prevention" magazine but my recipe calls for 1/2 cup granulated sugar which is kinda wierd. I would think it would call for Splenda. Oh well! Here's what the magazine says: "These sinfully delicious cookies have a rich chocolate flavor -- yet are low in carbs, have zero fat and contain only 25 calories each. In fact, you could eat ten of them and still not equal the calories in one piece of chocolate cake!" Thank you for posting this recipe already...