Chocolate Fudge Yogurt Cookies

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Chocolate Fudge Yogurt Cookies are definitely guilt-free since they don’t have butter or any kind of oil. Yes, no butter or oil in these cookies! Do you think these are dry and crumbly as a result? You have to give these a try to see how these are super fudgy and moist!

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After making no butter and no oil Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookies, I knew I would make the chocolate version soon and the result is terrific! These chocolate fudge yogurt cookies have an amazingly intense chocolate flavor thanks to the cocoa and chocolate chips in its dough. Maybe I should have called them Double Chocolate Yogurt Cookies?

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So what makes these yummy cookies that moist and yummy? I used Very Thick Homemade Greek Yogurt as a substitution for butter and oil. I guess I will never need those two again when making cookies because no difference in taste at all! I used 1 cup of Greek yogurt at first step, but when I added flour and cocoa powder, the dough became too thick to stir. So I had to add an extra ¼ cup of Greek yogurt and stir well. If you have the same problem, don’t afraid to add more yogurt. Just make sure you combined it with the dough well.

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These yogurt cookies are so soft and moist, almost like brownies in cookie form. I absolutely know that Greek yogurt has a tangy flavor, but the lovely chocolate flavor successfully hides it. Noone can tell that these cookies are made with Greek yogurt unless they are told.

I love intense chocolate flavor in my cookies, so I used both cocoa powder and chocolate chips in the dough. If you don’t want your cookies to taste that chocolaty, just leave the chocolate chips out and use a little of them as topping only. The chocolate chips on top of yogurt cookies were shining and had a very nice copper color when they were removed from oven. See what I mean in the second image above. They became dark brown again as the cookies cooled off.

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Greek yogurt is such a magical ingredient that no matter savory or sweet, it makes everything taste even better. I think my next experiment will be to make our already healthy Whole Wheat Flour Apple Muffins with Greek yogurt to make it even healthier. Will definitely share the result with you, so stay tuned!

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Chocolate Fudge Yogurt Cookies
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Super moist yogurt cookies loaded with chocolate flavor.
Serves: 2 dozens
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 and ¼ cup greek yogurt, you can add a little more if you feel the dough is too thick
  • 1 and ½ cup flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (356F). Line an oven tray with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk the egg and sugar together until smooth.
  3. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add it in the egg mixture gradually and stir with a spatula well.
  4. Add in yogurt and stir with a spatula. If the dough gets too thick to stir, add a little extra Greek yogurt and combine it with the dough well.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop batter in the tray with the help of two teaspoons and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer them on a wire rack right after you remove them from oven, sprinkle sea salt on each.
  8. You can keep these 5-7 days in an airtight container.



  1. Rae says

    Hey there, did you use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips? Regular cocoa or dark cocoa? Also, is it really 2 tsp salt? Just want them to be perfect 😉 thanks!!

    • says

      Hi Rae, I used dark chocolate chips, but you can use milk chocolate chips too if you want them sweeter. In Turkey we have just one type of cocoa and that is unsweetened. I’m not sure what you mean with regular cocoa. It must be 1 tsp coarse sea salt (I’ve fixed it thanks!), but you don’t use it in the batter, just sprinkle on the cookies when they are done so that the sweetness will stand out more.

  2. Marla says

    Do u have the nutritional information for these cookies? I would like to know so I can figure out weight watchers points.

  3. Rutha says

    Do you have a suggestion as to how I can convert these into brownies? I’ve make the cookies before and it came out delicious! Now i want these to be brownie-like to have with ice cream!!


  4. John says

    How many cookies does this yield given the recipe? I need to make 4 dozen for this Saturday.

  5. AmyD says

    Are you aware that your recipe does not say anywhere in the instructions on when to add the greek yogurt, or what to add it to? Might want to fix that. Otherwise this sounds like a recipe I could use.

  6. Pam says

    For this cookies do you use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt? Or does it not matter at all?

  7. Nikki says

    I don’t have any greek yogurt in hand, can I use fat free plain yogurt in place of greek yogurt in this recipe?

    • says

      Hi Nikki, we need greek yogurt for this recipe because it is very thick. Almost as thick as softened butter. Regular yogurt will be too juicy and you won’t get the same result.

  8. emili says

    These did not work out so well for me. I ended up using at least double the yogurt–plus some coconut milk, and the texture of the cookies was strange. Not like the photos. It seemed like something was missing.

  9. Treece says

    What would the gluten free flour I could substitute for regular flour? I have celiac disease and can not have flour, wheat barley etc.


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