It’s National Coffee Day!

For coffee lovers like me, what could possible make this day better? How about chocolate cookies! Even better still… why not put some coffee IN your chocolate cookies. That’s right, coffee is one of the key secret ingredients in my Smiley’s Chocolate Cookies. This is a secret too deliciously healthy and tasty to keep. So in honor of National Coffee Day, here’s my recipe for Smiley’s Chocolate Cookies.

Smiley’s Chocolate Coffee Cookie Recipe
*Recipe by Jackie Keller

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Servings: 48

½ cup mini chocolate chips
½ cup baby food prunes or prune puree
½ cup reduced fat, plain yogurt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups unbleached all purpose flour
¼ cup canola oil
1 spray Canola oil cooking spray
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
½ tsp. instant coffee granules
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup fat free egg substitute

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper, or spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, prune puree, yogurt, oil, and egg substitute. In a separate bowl or extra large measuring cup, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and coffee, making sure it is well mixed. Using a wooden spoon, stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing until just blended.
3. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoons onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies about 2″ apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly. Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool. Freeze if not eaten on the same day as they are baked.