Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not your typical chocolate chip cookie.

November 19, 2012

Serves: 36
Prep:  10 min
Cook: 10 min
Total: 20 min

  • 2 1/4 cups organic flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup trans-free margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs or equivalent liquid egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup organic unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts of your choice



1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Generously coat baking sheets with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a large bowl, combine the margarine or butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat for 2 minutes, or until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition, for 1 minute, or until thoroughly combined.

4. Add the applesauce and vanilla extract and mix again until thoroughly combined. Working in two or three batches, add the flour mixture, stirring after each addition, until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons 2" apart onto the prepared baking sheets.

5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove to a rack to cool.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories                156.7 cal
Fat                         7.8 g
Saturated fat         2.4 g
Cholesterol           11.8 mg
Sodium                 95.1 mg
Carbohydrates      21.4 g
Total sugars          14.2 g
Dietary fiber          1 g
Protein                  2.1 g

Courtesy of the Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.

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