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Puffed-Up Chocolate-Chip Cookies

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.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2001

  • Yield: 3 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 78
  • Calories from fat: 33%
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.8g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 87mg
  • Calcium: 20mg
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