Chocolate-fudge cookie bites
unsweetened cocoa powder
4 Tbsp, softened
powdered sugar (confectioner's)
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat two nonstick cookie sheets with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.
- Place sugar, cocoa powder and butter in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer. Add applesauce and vanilla; beat to blend.
- In another small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into cocoa batter with a wooden spoon.
- Shape batter into 40 marble-size balls with your hands; place 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until set, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to stand for 1 minute. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely; sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yields 1 cookie per serving.