Post # 1
this is so random stupid and crazy, but are cocoa powder and instant cocoa mix the same? i’m on a diet and will KILL for some yummy sweeties and found this recipe for low fat chocolate chip cookies… can i use my swiss miss instead of cocoa powder though?
<h3>Cook Time: 9 minutes</h3>
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg white and vanilla and mix until well blended.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Gradually add flour mixture to egg and sugar. Use a wooden spoon to work the dough together. Don’t worry if the dough seems a little crumbly at first. Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop cookie dough by the teaspoonful on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat if you have one.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 30 cookies
Per Serving: Calories 65, Calories from Fat 21, Total Fat 2.3g (sat 1.8g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 44mg, Carbohydrate 10.3g, Fiber 0.5g, Protein 0.7g<!–/gc–>
Post # 3
nope! they are definitely not the same thing. cocoa powder is an unsweetened ingredient. swiss miss is… well, I don’t know what it is! let us know how the recipe turns out!
Post # 4
@crebre80 , I bake a lot and I would guess that the recipe is actually talking about unsweetened cocoa powder, which is used in baking. Prepared cocoa mix has sugar and other additives, whereas I think this one is made for a recipe with additional sugar.
Post # 5
They aren’t the same thing, cocoa mix has sugar and corn syrup added into it while cocoa powder is the pure powder from cocoa beans. You might be able to substitute the cocoa mix but you would want to cut back on the sugar. I looked in some of my cookbooks and with having to cut back on the sugar you wouldn’t get the appropriate amount of cocoa for these cookies. Sorry!
Post # 6
ah son of a …. (chris farley style)
somebody please give me a recipe that doesn’t call for cocoa!! can i take the cocoa out and would it just make chocolate chip cookies?
Post # 7
Yep, they’ll be a little fluffier with the egg white but it should work.
Post # 8
oh thank goodness!! cause i am dying over here without something yummy.. when you say fluffier do you mean more cake like? i don’t wanna cake i wanna cookie lol!
Post # 9
I’d guess that you could take the cocoa powder out and the cookies would still turn out. If it were me, I might try adding an extra 1/4 cup of flour, so that the consistency of the dough stays the same. (like subbing that for the cocoa).
Post # 10
thanks!! okay yeah i’m not that good at baking for this huh…
Post # 11
ahahahahahaaa. You just made my evening crebre! 🙂 Happy low-fat baking sans cocoa powder.
Post # 12
Crebre, good luck with your cookies! That’s interesting that they have cocoa powder in there. Maybe it makes up for having less chips? Though I don’t really know how that compares to other cookie receipes because I’m also cooking illiterate!
Post # 13
@RB: lmao!! omg i am going insane.. i keep snacking on like 5 semi-sweet morsels!! M is cracking up laughing.. i need sweets!!
Post # 14
… you are so cute. I super love you.
Post # 15
I definitely did not know they were two different things (and I bake a lot)! This could explain the funny consistency of my pumpkin brownies from Thanksgiving. 🙁
Post # 16
I don’t know if you have a Trader Joe’s nearby (or if it’s available elsewhere) but there’s this mix called “No-Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix” that you mix with non-fat yogurt that’s really good and chocolate-y and won’t bust your diet… I recommend it!
You can also make a ‘single serving’ in the microwave!