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Mint-Chocolate Drops

Yield 3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup mint-chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 79
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.3 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 1.5 g
  • carbohydrate 13.6 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 57 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a bowl; beat at medium speed of a mixer until blended. Add egg and egg white; beat well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir well. Gradually add to molasses mixture, beating well. Stir in 1/2 cup chips, milk, and vanilla.

  2. Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes; let cool on pans 1 minute. Remove from pans; let cool completely on wire racks.

  3. Place remaining chips in a small zip-top heavy-duty plastic bag, and seal bag. Submerge bag in very hot water until chips melt. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and drizzle chocolate over cookies.