Tempting Tuesday: Yummy Goodness

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Today’s topic? One of God’s most wonderful creations, it’s a therapist, friend, and enabler. Every morsel soothes the soul and makes even the most dire situations just a little bit brighter.

I’m talking about chocolate, of course.

My sweet tooth has a life of its own. Even though I’ve been off my diet a month today (yay!) and maintained, I battle the need for something sweet and delectable every day. Several times a day, actually. I try to curb the need by chewing gum or guzzling water, but it really doesn’t come close. There’s nothing like chocolate, period.

The trick is finding chocolate that’s not too packed with calories and doesn’t taste like cardboard. Seems impossible, doesn’t it?

Oh, ye of little faith. We just need ‘the Google,’ as my husband’s grandpa calls it. A few minutes of searching, and I discovered this yummy goodness just waiting to be sampled.

Cocoa Fudge Cookies

Your mouth’s watering, I know. Mine, too. This recipe’s got some prep time, but the pay off looks delicious. I’ll be trying these this weekend for the holiday. If you decide to give into your sweet tooth, let me know what you think!

Do you have any great dessert recipes to share?

• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 5 tablespoons butter
• 7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
• 2/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Cooking spray

• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, soda, and salt; set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars (mixture will resemble coarse sand). Add yogurt and vanilla, stirring to combine. Add flour mixture, stirring until moist. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
• Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks.



kelly garriott waite said...

Yum. I will try this. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

You're welcome. Thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

These look great! Thanks for posting...My kids will thank you a thousand times over, those little fudge-oholics.

Stacy said...

You're welcome. LOL at fudge-oholics. They've got their priorities straight!

Renee said...

I'm currently on a diet, but once it ends- boy oh boy!

Stacy said...

I finished my diet and am in the neve ending maintenance phase. I do get one cheat day a week, though, and I intend to use this weeks on these babies.


Sara Grambusch said...

Wonderful! Your new page looks great!


Yummy! I did in a speech in college on the importance of eating chocolate.

Stacy said...

Thanks Sarah. Have done a lot of work on it. Still a WIP, but getting better:)

Sarcasm (love your name, btw) - your speech sounds awesome! I would have given you an A+!

Laura said...

All I can say is, my mouth is watering this very minute. First, congrats on maintaining your weight for a month! If I had recipes like this hanging around, it wouldn't happen. Also, I'm totally stealing this recipe. I wish I had something to give back to you. I have one hot item, and it's my grandma's secret pecan pie recipe. The only thing I can make (and I don't even like pecan pie; it's a shame, really). I think it's the reason my husband is still married to me. I'd totally share it with you, but then I'd have to kill you (kidding, of course - perhaps I should have saved that one until we are better friends?). In all seriousness, thanks for joining the blog hop! So glad I came across your blog!!!!

Stacy said...

LOL, my mouth waters every time I look at the picture! Thanks so much! And trust me, I can't make things like this much or I'd balloon up.

No worries, although you do have me wondering about your recipe - sounds delicious. My sister has a macaroni recipe she says the same thing about. A friend gave it to her and swore her to secrecy. She refuses to share, damn her!

Thanks for stopping by! The blog hop has been fun:)

Anonymous said...

These remind me of those chocolate cookies they had when I was a kid. You mostly saw them at convenience stores, and they came in a brown box with a cartoon cat on it.

I'm going to have to try these. The only thing I don't have is the yogurt.

Stacy said...

I don't remember those kids of cookies. I'm trying them this weekend:)

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