• Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Substitutions, like applesauce instead of butter, lower the amount of fat and calories compared to traditional chocolate chip cookie recipes.

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Applesauce ½ cup
    White sugar ¾ cup
    Packed brown sugar ¾ cup
    Eggs 1 whole egg and 1 egg white
    Vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
    All-purpose flour 3 cups
    Baking soda 1 teaspoon
    Hot water 2 teaspoons
    Salt ½ teaspoon
    Mini chocolate chips 1 cup
    Walnuts 1 cup
    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Combine applesauce, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
    3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
    4. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.
    5. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
    6. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges are nicely browned.

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