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Chocolate Crinkles


Low Fat Chocolate Crinkles

Low Fat Chocolate Crinkles

Fiona Haynes
Get your chocolate fix with these low fat, low calorie chocolate crinkles. The keys to these soft chocolatey delights are to refrigerate the dough for at least 4 hours, and to roll them in plenty of powdered sugar before baking. The dough will still be somewhat sticky when you begin to scoop it, but use two spoons to drop each spoonful into the powdered sugar, and roll it once before picking it up and forming a rounder ball.

Prep Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 32 minutes


  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted


Using an electric mixer, mix cocoa powder, sugar and oil in a large bowl. Add egg and mix again, followed by egg whites. Add vanilla extract and mix until blended.

In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.

Stir flour mixture into cocoa mixture.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place sifted sugar into a small bowl. Drop dough by the teaspoonful into powdered sugar and roll it once. Then pick up the piece of dough and form a ball. Place sugar-covered dough balls about 1 ½ inches apart on baking sheet.

Bake each sheet separately for 10-12 minutes, or together, transferring half way through.

Makes about 36 chocolate crinkles.

Per Cookie: Calories 54, Calories from fat 16, total Fat 1.8g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 31mg, Carbohydrate 8.5g, Fiber 0.5g, Protein 1g

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