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Chocolate-Fudge Cookie Bites

Total Time
30 min
12 min
8 min
Just the right mouthful of chocolaty goodness and they’re a great bite-sized treat to serve a crowd. Dust them with powdered sugar or cocoa powder to dress them up. You could also pair them with decorative toothpicks. Unsweetened applesauce gives them their moist, fudgy texture without making them too sweet. For a flavor variation, use mint or almond extract instead of the vanilla variety. Freeze extras and defrost at room temperature. The dough is a little sticky. If it's too difficult for you to work with, chill the dough in the refrigerator first. Store cookies in a tightly covered container to maintain freshness.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)


¾ cup(s)

Unsweetened cocoa powder


Unsalted butter

4 Tbsp, softened

Unsweetened applesauce

4 oz

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

All-purpose flour

1¾ cup(s)

Baking powder

1 tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Powdered sugar (confectioner's)

2 Tbsp


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat two nonstick cookie sheets with cooking spray or cover with parchment paper.
  2. Place sugar, cocoa powder and butter in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer. Add applesauce and vanilla; beat to blend.
  3. In another small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into cocoa batter with a wooden spoon.
  4. 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.