Saucepan Fudge Drops

I was in the mood for a chocolate-y cookie the other night, but I wasn't feeling like being in the kitchen too long. I also wanted something not AS bad as other cookies (there's a little yogurt in these cookies—it makes them fudgey!). This recipe is really quick, seriously like thirty minutes from the time you start until the time you're biting into one! You make the dough in a pan, so it's easy cleanup too! And they're good—exactly like the name—FUDGE.

Saucepan Fudge Drops

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
5 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I wanted to make these extra rich so I did 2 Tbsp of dark cocoa—highly recommend it!)
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, tightly packed
1/3 cup plain yogurt (I think you could substitute sour cream here)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350ยบ and. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liner.
Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl and set aside (don't skip this part- since you make it in a saucepan, you need the ingredients ready). Place the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt. Once the butter is melted and sizzling (but not browned like this delicious recipe), remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa until smooth. Add both sugars and stir (with a spoon, not whisk) until blended—the mixture will be stiff and sandy at this point. Stir in yogurt and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies until they look dry on the top and are cracked all over, but are still slightly soft when pressed, about 10–12 minutes. Rotate baking sheets from top to bottom and front and back about half way through for even baking. Slide the parchment or silicone liner, cookies and all, onto racks to cool.

I found this recipe at Tracey's Culinary Adventures.


janica said…
made them tonight!! YUM YUM YUM. i didnt have unsweetened cocoa powder just used regular and it still tasted good!! thanks for this recipe
Okay Lindsey, so we tried them today and they were GREAT! I had seen on the food network channel that when dealing with yogurt its best to place the yogurt in a strainer- (i used a flour sifter) and put that over a bowl and let the liquid drain out. Just a tip. We are trying the marinade so will let you know!

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