Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

We try to be healthy, but I'm not hard core health people.  I'm trying to cut some oil out of our food.  I substitute applesauce for oil in making cakes, waffles and pancakes.  My daughter asked me if we could make chocolate chip cookies a couple of days ago, and a thought came to me I bet that there is a recipe out there for Chocolate chip cookies with applesauce.  So I googled it and found this recipe:


  • 1 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  applesauce
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 1  tablespoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  large egg
  • 1  cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk.
Spoon applesauce into a fine sieve over a bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Discard liquid. Scrape drained applesauce into a large bowl. Add sugar and butter; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in vanilla and egg. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended. Fold in chips.
Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information

78 (33% from fat)
Fat: 2.9g (sat 1.7g,mono 0.9g,poly 0.2g)
Protein: 0.8g
Carbohydrate: 12.8g
Fiber: 0.2g
Cholesterol: 10mg
Iron: 0.5mg
Sodium: 87mg
Calcium: 20mg
I was even more excited to have the nutritional facts come with it, same with my husband.  I followed the recipe exactly, with help from my daughter.  I have to say they are very soft, and very yummy.  I'm going to have to make some more really soon.  Enjoy!!!

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  1. These sound wonderful! I can't eat much sugar...but I know my hubby would love these! ♥

  2. These look great!! I just made some the other day using coconut oil and applesauce and added oatmeal to make it extra heart-healthy. They turned out just as good as butter ones!!! I LOVE finding healthy tasty alternatives to foods! Thanks you!!

  3. I love that you used apple sauce...I always go a step farther and use flax eggs instead of real eggs...weird but it works!
    This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party...if you get a sec, pop on over and link up!
    Oh, and I found you on Sugar Bee Crafts!

  4. These look so good! I might have to make these for dessert tonight. yum!

  5. Those look delicious! Love the subbing applesauce idea...I bet it does keep them moist. Yummy!

  6. I bet your daughter enjoyed baking with you. Your cookies look delicious. Love the idea of substituting the oil for applesauce.


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