By Kree on April 16, 2004
Photo by God's_sugarcookie
Photo by God's_sugarcookie
"These are so fudgy and chewy they almost melt in your mouth. I was looking for a low-fat chocolate cookie but never expected to find something this good. These make me feel like I'm in chocaholic's heaven! I found these online, but they're originally from a Karo pamphlet."
Serving Size: 1 (19 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
"These are very good! I don't understand how anyone could have a problem with these. If you sift the flour into your measuring cup then you're not going to have a problem with the dough being too stiff or hard to work with. I had no problems with this recipe whatsoever. I used Ener-G egg replacer for the egg whites and used brown rice syrup instead of the Karo for my fellow vegans and it worked wonderfully. They're nice and soft all around. I halved the recipe and they baked in only 7 minutes. I had no issues with them sticking to the pan either. I will be making these again. Thank you for sharing."
"I love these!! I don't quite know if mine are fat free seeing as you cant easily get hold of Karo syrup over here in England so I used Golden syrup and they came out amazing!! Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. I've been searching for a low fat cookie recipe for ages To get past the sticking issue i used a baking sheet and they slid right off. Thanks so much!!"
"I followed the recipe up to the Karo syrup part. I substituted that for an internet-found substitution of mixing 1/4 cup sugar with enough water to make it syrupy. I don't know what went wrong, but I strongly recommend not using that substitution. The cookies didn't turn out bad, but they just weren't that good. Stick to the recipe. It sounds like it has been pretty successful just the way it is."
"Unfortunately, these didn't turn out that well for me. Stuck with the recipe and in the final result, there are a couple of things: 1. These are REALLY sweet, almost sickenly so. I had dark Karo on hand and wouldn't use it again--imparts that "raisin-y" "0h-yeah-it's-fat-free" flavor store bought fat-free stuff has. Ick. 2. They stick to cookie sheets like crazy. I used spray AND non stick pans and still had difficulty getting them off without destroying half of them even though I let them set, which the recipe doesn't mention. They also stick to each other, making a large chuck of cookies if you stack them for storage. Overall I was really disappointed with them after the buildup. Martha Stewart has a really good fat-free chocolate cookie that you slice and bake--if I can relocate it, I'll post it--Really dense chocolate flavor. Sorry these just didn't do it for me."
"I used 1/3 of the recipe because I wasn't sure how good they would be. Not very sweet, but tasty considering how low in fat they are. I will make again but I'll make a whole batch next time."
"Oh I am SO DISAPPOINTED. After reading all the rave reviews of these cookies, I had to try them. I follwed the recipe exactly and WHAT A LET DOWN these are. All I can think is that the people who gave the rave reviews must have tried some REALLY nasty cookies before they tried these, I won't make these again.. Sorry."
"These were great 5 of the six taste testers of our house loved them. Only one didn't, but to be honest I think he was trying to be difficult. I added 1 teaspoon of strong coffee and a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I will be making these often for sure. I think next time I will try the whole wheat flour as I have seen some have done, but I want to try the dark cocoa also."
"Good cookies. I shaped the cookie dough into balls the size of small walnuts and then rolled them in sugar. I then baked them on parchment paper for 7-9 minutes--no longer! They easily came off the parchment paper. I did add some chopped walnuts for interest-walnuts are healthy for you-even on a low fat diet."
"Really good and easy. Obviously they have that low-fat taste-as though they are missing something. but they are just as good anyhow. Nice and chewy. If you prefer your cookies crunchy, leave them in a container with the lid open for a day and they crispen up nicely. when they are like this, they are nice dipped into coffee or milk and they just melt in your mouth :D double thumbs up"
"Wow! REALLY good for a fat-free chocolate cookie! We were really surprised and pleased with both the appearance and texture, to say nothing of the good chocolatey flavor. Even though there's no oil, the cookies have a little crispiness on the outside, and a moist "brownie" texture on the inside. Great combination - and good even without frosting! Just made our second batch - baked them for the full nine minutes this time. Delicious! Baked them on parchment paper instead of using a non-stick spray and they came off quite easily. This recipe is a keeper!"
"Sorry, but these e low fat. They are very sticky after baked. Okay, but wouldn't recommend or make them again."
"I have made these twice now, and had great results both times. The first time I followed the recipe exactly. The second time I used half splenda/sugar, and I used about a T or more (eyeballed it) of honey when measuring out the 1/2 cup of syrup. So together the two made the proper amount. Both times I simply sprayed a nonstick cookie sheet well with cooking spray and had no issues at all with sticking. The dough is a little hard to work with as some have mentioned, but it's definitely not impossible. The resulting cookie is reminiscent of those snack wells cookies in my opinion with a nice firm outside and fudgy middle, and though they are not particularly strong in flavor they are a very nice little treat for so little calories/fat. I used light karo in mine, but would like to try them with dark sometime too. I also meant to add vanilla both times, but forgot, so maybe that would be a nice addition as well. Or perhaps even some flavored syrups like used for coffee drinks. In my oven 7 minutes is just right and you definitely don't want to overcook these."
"I have made these twice and I think they are so good! Just DON'T over bake! They won't really look done but they are. Also both times mine held their shape, didn't spread out at all, so I flattened a little bit before baking. Even my teenage boys like them!"
"These cookies are very good! No problem getting them off the cookie sheet, and just the right amount of chocolate to satisfy the craving! Will definitely make them again!"
"For being fat free and not having any butter in the recipe, these turned out surprisingly good. However, I do think the cookies taste a little bland and I could taste the flour in the cookies. But they were chewy and soft and can probably still satisfy one's sweet tooth!"
"Very good. Surprisingly fudgy and tasty for non-fat cookies."
"I suppose that for a fat free chocolate, these are quite good, but I found the original cookie to be quite flavorless. I'm not a real fan of plain chocolate cookies, though, so if you are, these are probably right up your alley. I ended up adding 1 c. craisins and 1/2 c. chopped walnuts to make them interesting enough to eat. I also followed JenniCat's advice and changed the eggs to 2 egg whites and 1 full egg."
"These are wonderful! I can't believe they are nearly fat free. The dough does seem very dry and stiff at first but keep at and use your hands if you have to, it works out well in the end. I got exactly 30 cookies and I thought I used more of a tablespoon then teaspoon of dough. Chocolately and almost brownie like - YUM! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I will make these again soon :)"
"These cookies are the greatest! I have been doing Weight Watchers and was looking for good recipe that would be few points and these are it! One WW point. I read the reviews and to solve the problem some were having with getting the cookies off the cookie sheet I used parchment paper. When I took the cookies out of the oven I moved them paper and all to the cooling rack and once cool I removed them with a metal spatula. They came off great. I also used Splenda in place of the sugar and they were fine."
"Thanks for the recipe, for a low cal/low fat cookie they are very good. I made them gluten free and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I will make them again."