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Low-Calorie Triple-Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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Bite it! HG's Triple-Chocolate Softies
HG's Triple-Chocolate Softies

Yum Times Three!

Big soft cookies are awesome. Guilt-free, cocoa-infused ones with TWO types of chocolate chips are exceptionally awesome! Preheat the oven, grab a baking sheet, and prepare yourself for the BEST SOFTIES EVER!

Ingredients:
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), or HG Alternative
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), room temperature
2 tbsp. no-sugar-added applesauce
2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
2 packets hot cocoa mix with 20 - 25 calories each (like Swiss Miss Diet or Nestlé Fat Free)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. white chocolate chips, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, thoroughly whisk brown sugar, Splenda, butter, applesauce, egg substitute, and vanilla extract.

Add flour, cocoa mix, baking powder, and salt, and stir until smooth. Fold in oats, chocolate chips, and chopped white chocolate chips.

Spoon batter onto the sheet in 6 evenly spaced mounds. Use the back of a spoon to spread and flatten into 3-inch circles.

Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a softie comes out mostly clean, about 10 minutes. Eat up!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1 softie (1/6th of recipe)
Calories: 151
Fat: 5g
Sodium: 164mg
Carbs: 24g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 13g
Protein: 3g

PointsPlus® value 4*

HG Alternative: Swap out the Splenda for the same amount of granulated white sugar, and each softie will have 164 calories, 27.5g carbs, and 17g sugars (PointsPlus® value 4*).

Fight it! Triple Chocolate Cookies, Average
Triple Chocolate Cookies, Average

Triple Frown!

It's just math. What's better than chocolate? TWO kinds of chocolate. Better than that? THREE kinds of chocolate. But when other numbers come into play -- namely, the calorie and fat counts from all of this chocolate -- things get tricky. That's when we at HG roll up our sleeves and start subtracting. Subtract from the loads of butter that go into conventional cookies. Subtract from the massive amount of sugar that's usually used. We play it smart with the chocolate elements: low-calorie cocoa mix in the cookie base, mini chocolate chips, and chopped white chocolate chips. Next thing you know, POOF! You've got the equation for guilt-free softies that'll make you feel like the super-genius you are. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Serving Size: 1 medium-large cookie
Calories: 306
Fat: 13.5g
Sodium: 235mg
Carbs: 42.5g
Fiber: 1.5g
Sugars: 26g
Protein: 3g

PointsPlus® value 8*

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