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When it comes to baking sweet treats, cookies are a real challenge to lighten up. They rely on the fat found in butter, margarine or shortening as well as sugar for their appetizing taste and texture.

It's possible to alter tried-and-true recipes to make them lighter?but you must do so carefully, or you could end up with cookies that are nothing like the higher-calorie originals.

Our Test Kitchen home economists have found that simply reducing the sugar and fat called for in a classic cookie recipe by 25 percent, while making small changes in a few other ingredients, can result in a good lower-calorie cookie. You can see just how this is done in Makeover Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies (shown at right) and the other light cookie recipes shared here.

Here are some other tips:

Adding an extra egg white gives crunch to a low-fat cookie. In recipes that call for several eggs, substitute two egg whites for one of the eggs if you are concerned about cholesterol.
Light cookies do not brown like their higher-sugar counterparts. Adding a little baking soda (in addition to any other leavening in the recipe) will promote browning.
A little corn syrup will produce a browner cookie?with a crisp surface and soft interior. Substitute the corn syrup for the same amount of sugar called for in the recipe.
Use cocoa instead of melted or grated chocolate to help reduce fat. Three tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon water or other liquid equals 1 square or 1 ounce of melted baking chocolate. Mix the cocoa with the dry ingredients and the liquid with the wet or creamed ingredients.
We recommend using butter or a high-fat content margarine. Reduced-fat butters or margarines contain water and air and will not produce a quality cookie.
Overbaking will result in dry hard cookies. Most low-fat cookies should be removed from the oven while they're still soft and just lightly browned around the edges. Low-fat cookies taste best when eaten within a few hours of baking.
Baking soda helps brown these crisp, lemony shortbread-like Lemon Cooler Cookies that were created by our Test Kitchen staff. Our Test Kitchen used baking cocoa and miniature chocolate chips to help keep down the fat and calories in Fudgy Brownie Cookies.

Looking for a few homemade nibbles that won't cash out your calorie reserve? Want to lighten up your most-requested goodies? Add the following to your grocery list the next time you want to bake a sweet treat:


Applesauce.
Fruit purees such as applesauce can replace up to half of the fat called for in baked items. The natural sugars and fibers in applesauce help to retain moisture.


Cocoa.
Reduce the amount of baking chocolate in a recipe with low-fat cocoa. Three tablespoons of cocoa plus 1 tablespoon of water equals one square of baking chocolate. Mix the cocoa into the dry ingredients and stir the water into the wet or creamed items in the recipe.


Confectioners' Sugar.
Leave that can of frosting on the shelf and reach for the confectioners' sugar instead. A light dusting over cakes and brownies significantly cuts calories and fat compared to heavy frosting.


Nuts.
It's okay to keep nuts on your shopping list?simply decrease the amount you usually purchase. Toast the nuts before mixing them into your batter or dough. This will give them a stronger flavor so you can use less of them.


Yogurt.
Replace up to half of the butter in your recipe with half as much low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt. Not only does this decrease the fat, but it also helps create tender products.

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