Substituting applesauce for oil to make a healthier applesauce chocolate chip cookie that is still top notch delicious.
Do you ever feel bad eating sweet upon sweet upon sweet, and think about how much butter and sugar you just added to your body? Maybe you don’t struggle with this problem as much as I do. But as someone who is addicted to candy and desserts sometimes I feel just a little guilty about what I am putting into my body.
If you have these struggles sometimes too, then this is the perfect recipe for you. (I’m not claiming that these cookies are low in fat because I’m not a nutritionist – but instead of butter or lots of oil we use apple sauce!)
*I was provided with a sample pack of Wacky Apple Products for me to review. All opinions are my own.
Wacky Apple Company is based in Colorado and they have dedicated themselves to getting delicious and healthy apple snacks into the hands of children. Their products are naturally sweet, without the addition of sugar, water, preservatives, etc.
Their products include 5 flavors of organic apple sauce (golden, apricot, cinnamon, mango and wild berry), 3 flavors of flat fruit – aka fruit leather (cinnamon, apple and wild berry), 5 flavors of organic apple juice (apple, fruit punch, grape, apple grape and wild berry) and seasonal organic fresh fruit too!
I was able to try out a few of their products out. I really loved their cinnamon apple flat fruit, which tasted like cinnamon apple sauce in a fun fruit leather form – which makes it totally portable! Their fruit juice was delicious, and so refreshing (apple juice is one of my favorite drinks ever!). And their apple sauce was so good too, my favorite flavor was the apple cinnamon (I just love that combo) or the mixed berry apple sauce!
Their products can be purchased in any UT Whole Foods store.
I used their cinnamon applesauce in these cookies and they turned out so good, thanks to the recipe Heather from Wacky Apple sent to me! I slightly edited the recipe, and the cookies turned out more like cake cookies, but they were still delicious! The applesauce didn’t give the cookies a strong flavor difference, but I like knowing there is less oil and no butter in these cookies.
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 TBS cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup Wacky Apple cinnamon apple sauce (or 1 small container worth)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Combine flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt in a medium sized bowl.
- In another bowl combine sugars, oil, applesauce, egg and vanilla
- Mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients.
- Pour in the chocolate chips and mix in well.
- Chill cookie dough in the fridge for 30 minutes up to overnight.
- Scoop cookies out onto a sprayed baking sheet and bake in oven preheated to 350 for a bout 10 minutes.