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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2001

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

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

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; calories from fat 33%; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 1.7g; mono fat 0.9g; poly fat 0.2g; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 12.8g; fiber 0.2g; cholesterol 10mg; iron 0.5mg; sodium 87mg; calcium 20mg.
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