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Soft Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Fiona Haynes
These soft chocolate cherry cookies are for those of you who need a dark-chocolate fix without as much fat. While these do use a little butter, they still manage to be low fat, thanks to the use of fat-free yogurt in the mix. And just to be clear, in case some of you wonder, there's no egg in this recipe.

Note: When I first posted this recipe, I left everyone guessing about what to do with the yogurt and vanilla. Happily, the instructions have been amended. Apologies!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • 1/3 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (I used Oikos)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper

Combine flours, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl

In another medium bowl, combine sugars, melted butter, oil, yogurt and vanilla extract. Stir in cocoa powder.

Gradually add flour and stir. The dough will be quite stiff but still manageable.

Stir in chopped dried cherries

Drop by scant tablespoonful on to prepared cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a spoon.

Bake for 10 minutes

Makes 22-24 cookies

Per Cookie: Calories 94, Calories from fat 27, Total Fat 3.2g (sat 1.3g), Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 31mg, Carbohydrate 15.7g, Fiber 1g, Protein 1.1g

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 2 out of 5
cherry cookies, Member CarolWatt

I have read the recipe twice. While yogurt and vanilla are listed as ingredients, neither is mentioned in the directions, so I had to guess when to add them. After I did, the cookies were still not pulling together, the dough looked more like pie dough that had not mixed well. I added more yogurt and finally was able to make cookies. They did turn out soft and definitely had a cocoa flavor, but the cherries were almost forgotten.

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