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Skinny Chocolate Glazed Cookies

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Skinny Chocolate Glazed Cookies
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 30
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50% less sat fat • 92% less sodium than the original recipe. Silky chocolate glaze hides a walnut half pressed into each cookie. Serve these sweet bites with a cup of green tea for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Ingredients

1
ounce sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
5
tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1
large egg
1
egg yolk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/3
cup unsalted walnuts, finely chopped
30
walnut halves
Chocolate Glaze (recipe below)
Powdered sugar (optional)
2
tablespoons fat-free milk

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350ºF. While chocolate cools, in a medium bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Add granulated sugar, beating until creamy. Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, beating well. Stir in melted chocolate. Stir in flour and chopped walnuts. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Press a walnut half into top of each cookie. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  • 3 Spoon Chocolate Glaze evenly over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze is set. Dust cookies with powdered sugar, if desired. Store the cookies in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.
  • 4 Chocolate Glaze: In a small saucepan, melt 1 ounce sweet baking, bittersweet, or semisweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon unsalted butter. Remove from heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 2 tablespoons fat-free milk. Blend well.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
20mg
0%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
12g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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