Chocolate Kale Cookies


These cookies are great because they use the superfood kale! It's a great way to get children to eat vegetables without even knowing they're there! These cookies are moist, cakey, and delicious. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
1 dozen cookies


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • cup applesauce

  • cup finely chopped kale

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips (Optional)

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl.

  3. Blend applesauce and kale together in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  4. Beat sugar, butter, egg white, and vanilla together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir kale mixture, canola oil, and honey into creamed butter mixture. Stir flour mixture into kale mixture until dough is just mixed; fold in chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated until edges are slightly hardened, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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