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Healthier Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

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"By replacing half the butter with applesauce and half the chocolate chips with raisins, I only slightly altered the original. They are still soft and tasty with half the fat."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together flour and baking soda.
  2. Beat butter, applesauce, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in instant pudding until well blended. Stir in eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract. Blend flour mixture into butter mixture until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until edges of cookies are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
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Jul 06, 2012

Pros: very nice flavor, the applesauce is a subtle, yet pleasant flavor addition. Cons: texture is light and spongy, not soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy. Kind of like a really heavy cupcake. I appreciate the effort to make a healthier cookie, but I would rather relish one really good higher fat cookie than eat two of these low fat ones.

 
Mar 24, 2013

The evolution continues...I made the suggested changes from a reviewer in the original(full fat) recipe[listed as "Most Helpful Review"] and then halved the whole thing. I also used a 1.6 oz package of sugar free vanilla pudding in place of the regular and they were unbelievably good! However, as another reviewer remarked, chewy softness was lost a bit with the applesauce. So, in place of the applesauce I used the equal amount ripe, room temperature avocado and achieved that rich, melt-all-your-cares-away softens--the crowd had no idea, even my 7 and 4 yr old sons said they were the best cookies I'd ever made;)

 

3 Ratings

Jun 12, 2012

THESE ARE AWESOME! WHEN I MADE THESE I USED EGG SUBSTITUTE, SINCE IT IS PASTEURIZED I CAN TRY THE DOUGH, YUMMY! THE PUDDING MIX WAS A NEW IDEA FOR ME, THANKS FOR SHARING/

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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