Chocolavas have a deep chocolate flavor and are very addictive. To make big
cookies, use about 3 times as much dough as directed and bake 20 to 25 minutes,
until set around the edges but still soft in the middle. These are sure to bring
a smile to everyone's punim (face) for Purim!
1 1/3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup stick margarine or butter, softened
3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
Icing sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar,
brown sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt, breaking up any lumps of brown
sugar. Stir in margarine until the mixture is well combined and crumbly. Add egg
whites and vanilla and stir just until the dough comes together.
Place a few heaping spoonfuls of icing sugar into a shallow dish. Roll dough
into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll the balls in icing sugar to coat. Place 2 inches
apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 12
to 14 minutes, until just set around the edges but still soft in the middle.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Per cookie: 92 calories, 2.1 grams fat (0.4 grams saturated), 18 grams
carbohydrate, 0 mg cholesterol, 71 mg sodium, 1 g fiber. 20% calories from fat.