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 :-)
Love this recipe. It's light and not heavy.
Made these tonight only had old fashioned oats. They were delicious?
I love these cookies & have made them 3 times. This last effort I upped the applesauce to 1/2 cup. All three times, I have HAD to add 1/4 cup of liquid to the finished batter. Otherwise, the dough was too dry to stick together. I have followed this recipe to the T the first time, but had to add liquid. The other two times I've tweaked it. Even looking at the ratio of liquid to dry in the recipe, it doesn't seem to add up. But with the additional liquid, these cookies are GREAT!
Great! I haven't tried the recipe (at least not the one that's written here, yet), but! I did modify it quite a bit. Really tasty. By far the best choco-chip cookies ev'a!!!
These cookies are great: easy to prepare and bake, delicious, low fat (kinda)! I am no chef or baker by any means. However, I have a sweet tooth and can always eat a cookie or chocolate. So, I have been on a quest to find the perfect lower fat, lower calorie, chocolate chip, oatmeal cookie. After trying 3 others, I have decided this one is the best. I used whole wheat flour and added a cup of chopped walnuts. I also put the ball of dough in the freezer for 30 minutes before baking. (Got that tip from another recipe.) The next time, I won't add as much white sugar; somewhat sweet for even my sweet tooth. But, this is by far the best recipe for oatmeal, chocolate chip cookies I have seen, followed, and eaten! THANKS!
Loved it! Left out the salt cause there's already salt in the butter. Also used half Irish oatmeal because I ran out of the other. Will make these from now on!
Awesome chewy cookies! I modified it so it would be healthier. I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and also used less sugar, about 1/4 cup each, but they were still perfect. I also used only 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (semi-sweet) and added about 1/4 cup golden raisins. Delicious! :)