We all know you can’t have too many recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies, right? I went on the search for one recently that was reduced in fat, since I’m trying to stick with my healthy eating. (You can read about our recent weight loss here). I found this recipee on Skinny Taste’s site and they were soft, moist and chocolate-y!
As many low fat recipes do, this one uses apple sauce in place of some of the butter. You truly can’t even tell! I will definitely be making these again! For those of you on Weight Watchers, these count as 4 points each.
Here’s the easy recipe:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups quick oats
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.
- Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.
- Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 tbsp each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly (I forgot to do this).
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
- Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container or in the freezer.
You don’t have to be afraid that these will taste weird, I promise! I think you’ll be surprised how delicious, soft and chocolate-y they taste! Add a glass of milk and you are set!
With love from my country kitchen,