Lumps of Coal

Lumps of Coal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 30
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 84.1
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.7 mg
  • Sodium: 23.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 1.4 g

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Number of Servings: 30


    2.5 oz (1/3 cup) butter, softened
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    1 tbsp vanilla
    2/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
    1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup (about 2) egg whites
    1/3 cup fat free sour cream or yogurt
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup powdered sugar (you won't use it all but it's helpful to have more than not!)


Heat oven to 350F, line baking sheets with parchment.
Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl.
Add vanilla, cocoa powder, espresso powder and baking soda and beat until well combined.
Mix in egg whites and sour cream until combined.
By hand, stir in the flour.
Place powdered sugar in a shallow dish.
Drop balls of dough into sugar, and roll into balls.
Place coated balls 2" apart on sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool for 5 minutes on sheets, then move cookies to wire racks and cool.

Number of Servings: 30

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JO_JO_BA.

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  • Very Good
    Looks good - 7/21/19

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  • Incredible!
    I've never heard this name for these cookies. We make them almost every year for Christmas.
    - 2/14/18

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  • yum yum - 12/31/17

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  • Incredible!
    So tasty! - 10/25/17

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  • Incredible!
    Easy and very good! - 12/17/10

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