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Slimmer Chocolate Crinkle-Top Cookies

Slimmer Chocolate Crinkle-Top CookiesA slimmed down version of an old-time favorite cookie, the 'crinkle-top'. A great cookie for the holidays.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (12-ounce) package NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt 1 cup morsels in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat sugar, margarine and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Beat in melted chocolate and egg whites. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with water. Stir in remaining morsels. Cover; chill until firm.
  3. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat generously. Place on greased baking sheets.
  4. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/36 of recipe): Calories: 100; Calories from Fat: 30; Total Fat: 3.5g; Saturated Fat: 1.5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 45mg; Carbohydrates: 17g; Dietary Fiber: .5g; Sugars: 12g; Protein: 1g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.