Puffed-Up Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Puffed-Up Chocolate-Chip Cookies Recipe
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
This is one of the best chocolate-chip cookies you'll ever make--and it doesn't scrimp on chocolate. Making chocolate chip cookies with applesauce is the secret to soft and chewy cookies without a lot of fat. For more recipes like this, see our complete cookie recipe collection.

Yield:

3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 78
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 12.8 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 87 mg
Calcium 20 mg

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

Note:

January 2001
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