Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
Forgot where this came from...
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄4 cup plain unsweetened applesauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in the egg, followed by the applesauce and the vanilla extract. Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, flattening each cookie slightly. Bake for about 10-12 minute Cookies will be light brown at the edges when done.
- Let cool on sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container.
Found this while searching for a healthy treat for my sweet-tooth lovin' hubby. He needs to watch his sodium, fat and cholesterol so adapted as follows: Used all whole wheat flour, cut the salt down to a pinch, added 1-2 T. ground flax (blended in with butter and sugar), used 1/2 cup brown sugar plus 1 T. honey (no white sugar), used cinnamon applesauce (no sugar added kind), and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup craisins, and a little bit of roasted pepitas (because they were already mixed with the craisins!). These cookies are moist, flavorful, filling and hubby says he likes them better than the real thing! I recommend adjusting sugars/honey depending on how sweet you like yours... This will be a new favorite in our house!
My husband is at the store now buying another round of staples so that we can make our fourth batch of these great cookies! I find that you can use all wheat flour and Splenda sugar products and still get an awesome and low-fat dessert. If you find your cookie dough is too dry, double up on the applesauce and drizzle a bit of EVOO. These are really filling and a great "in-between meals snack" when you probably need an energy boost too!
Great recipe, loved it. I made some modifications which came out close to this but could have used a tad more sugar. I wanted to make Congo Bars but forgot I lacked the proper pan so I fired the whole shabang into a pie plate and made a pie of sorts. Also used 1/2 wheat and added a bit of wheat germ. So, I changed this quite a bit but the foundation was great. Thanks, this is a keeper, I'll go straight 'by the book' next time :-)