Dark cocoa fudge cookies are the perfect afternoon snack or dessert. Grab a tall glass of milk and dip it good!
Like a lot of people, I have a real love affair going on with dark cocoa and chocolate, which is what led me to create today’s recipe for dark cocoa fudge cookies.
Not just any chocolate but the rich dark slightly bitter kind. I’m sure there is a joke in there somewhere, but like #2 says
“Mom..you are not as funny as you think you are!”
I could tell you that I am only eating my required 1 ounce a day for the health benefits but that would be a fib. I do agree that there are some health benefits to eating dark chocolate, but for me, it is all about the feeling I get once this little square hits my lips. Happiness in the size of 1 square inch of Cacao.
Every once in a while when my need for this dark piece of heaven isn’t fulfilled by just one foil wrapped square I go to the recipe box and pull out this gem of a recipe for dark cocoa fudge cookies. I have been making these cookies for 15 years and I never get tired of them. They are a cinch to prepare and as an added benefit they are relatively low in fat and calories. So I see it as a win, win!
Melt butter in a medium size saucepan. Remove from heat and add cocoa and sugars. Blend. The mixture will look like coarse sand…
Add yogurt and vanilla, stiring to combine. Add the flour mixture and fold until moist.
Now, it will look a little odd in this stage but it’s ready to be scooped out now. I use a 1 TB metal scoop for this. I like small bite sized cookies ????
Make sure to space these 2 inches apart. After they are all scooped out I go back over them with a fork and press down a little. You don’t have to do this it’s just something I do.
Bake them up and cool them completely before you eat them.
Or sprinkle with powdered sugar…I did. It just adds a little extra something.
And that’s it. This is really pretty simple. #1 son has even made these before as he is as much of a chocolate lover as I am. And, nothing calms my crazy kitchen/dining room/mosh pit/homework table like a plate of warm cookies that Mommy made.