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

Ingredients and Preparation

Applesauce½ cup
White sugar¾ cup
Packed brown sugar¾ cup
Eggs1 whole egg and 1 egg white
Vanilla extract2 teaspoons
All-purpose flour3 cups
Baking soda1 teaspoon
Hot water2 teaspoons
Salt½ teaspoon
Mini chocolate chips1 cup
Walnuts1 cup
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Combine applesauce, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  5. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts.
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven or until edges are nicely browned.