I have really been trying to eat less sugar this year. That is my New Year’s Resolution (I realize it’s mid-January, but this will make more sense in a second!).
The reason I have been trying to not eat added sugars is because I used up the sugar supply in my apartment. All four pounds of it. Eeeek! Four pounds in 4 months?! Needless to say, I was appalled at the amount of sugar I had gone through. Granted I was baking for other people also but still. Four pounds?! OK, I am done trying to understand where it all went, let me get back to the recipe.
I have been hesitant to bake because I know I would use sugar (my sweet tooth demands it). But I could not resist. Luckily, these cookies were a great introduction back into baking. Yes I used sugar, but I used less sugar. So I win.
I hope you enjoy these not overly sweet, chocolate fudge cookies. This recipe makes only a dozen too, so don’t feel bad about eating the whole batch in one day.
- 3.5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons apple butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon sour cream*
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips