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!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 14.6g 5% DV; fat 2.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; sodium 65.3mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
These were so yummy! I was looking for a chocolate treat that was healthy and these did the trick! To improve nutritional quality I used whole wheat flour and a natural zero calorie sweetener to replace the sugar. Besides the small bit of butter these "cookies" are very filling and relatively healthy. As far as taste I call these "cake cookies " because they are like perfectly bite size pieces of moist chocolate cake. They were not as "cookie" like but I found that enjoyable. Overall an easy yummy and healthy alternative to standard cookie or cake making. ---And by the way in case you're concerned--- when eating the cookies you cannot even tell there is kale. It just adds tons of nutrients! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2014
Next time I think I will add more cocoa they came out greener than desired Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
These were so yummy! I was looking for a chocolate treat that was healthy and these did the trick! To improve nutritional quality I used whole wheat flour and a natural zero calorie sweetener to replace the sugar. Besides the small bit of butter these "cookies" are very filling and relatively healthy. As far as taste I call these "cake cookies " because they are like perfectly bite size pieces of moist chocolate cake. They were not as "cookie" like but I found that enjoyable. Overall an easy yummy and healthy alternative to standard cookie or cake making. ---And by the way in case you're concerned--- when eating the cookies you cannot even tell there is kale. It just adds tons of nutrients! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
We absolutely loved these...it was a great way to begin eating "healthy" again after indulging during the holidays!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
I was really skeptical about this recipe. But I just got done doubling the recipe and making extra!! These are incredible! These cookies (or fluffy brownie pillows as my hubby called them) are soft, rich, and chocolatey~ exactly how I like my sweet stuff. I used whole eggs instead of just whites since we have our own chickens I can't waste any part of my lovely eggs. More tips: I really crammed that kale into my 1/3 measuring cup so I got some extra in there, use a good quality food processor and really purée it well, & I also put an extra tablespoon of good quality baker's chocolate (56% cacao) in. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2015
I doubled the recipe and made 24 mini muffins baked for 12 minutes. Used coconut sugar and half whole wheat flour these are great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2015
These were moist and cakey like the description stated however as a personal preference I didn't care for them as I'm not a huge chocolate fan. The bake time was spot on. I could not taste the kale which is a plus! I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. I preferred the bites that had chocolate chips vs the bites that didn't so I would probably add more chocolate chips. I rated this as a 4 star because I think someone who likes chocolate would enjoy these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2014
I got some kale in a Bountiful Basket order and as I've never been a fan of kale I had no clue what to do with it. I ran across this recipe and was doubtful but willing to try it as I had all the ingredients except the applesauce. (Because of that I substituted a freshly puréed apple and an extra teaspoon of sugar.) When I told my husband I was baking kale into cookies he laughed. He wasn't laughing once he tried them. What a wonderful surprise for chocolate lovers. I would compare these to a moist muffin consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2016
Super yummy and definitely a keeper! Like others have said it is more of a cake texture versus cookie. I used coconut oil instead of canola (can't even tell a difference!) I also used mint chocolate chips instead of the dark chocolate. Seriously an amazing recipe can't even tell its kale! Great way to fill the chocolate craving without the calories and sugar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2016
I made these in order to sneak a vegetable into my toddler. These were quite delicious straight from the oven but not exciting the next day. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2014
Next time I think I will add more cocoa they came out greener than desired Read More
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