Recipe: Low-Fat Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Heart smart and delicious

These cookies are a better dessert choice for your heart, and you’ll love the taste. They’re flavored with chocolate, vanilla and dried cherries but only contain 4 grams of fat and 4 grams of sugar.

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1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup artificial sweetener
1 cup unsweetened dried cherries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups, level with a knife. Combine flours, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, stir with a whisk.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth.
  4. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  5. Add cherries, vanilla, and egg, beat until combined. Fold in chocolate.
  6. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes of until almost firm. Remove cookies from pans, cool on wire racks.

Nutritional information

Serving size: 1 cookie

Each serving contains:

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Calories: 90
Fat: 4g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Sodium: 85mg
Protein: 1g
Carbohydrate: 12g
Sugars: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 2g

Source: Used with permission from Cooking Light.

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