I love chocolate chip cookies! I never made them from scratch. I always resorted to the Pillsbury cookies in the grocery store, which always delivered in taste, texture, and everything in between. But, because of the long list of ingredients I stopped buying them for a while.
And since I’m on a roll of making our snacks from scratch I had to eventually throw this into the mix.
My first batch came out too dry. So, second try – a success!
Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite of my daughter’s too and she couldn’t put them down. I had to chase her out the kitchen….
But, that didn’t stop our family of five from eating all of these cookies in just 3 days! I hope your family enjoys them as well.
This recipe makes 25-30 cookies.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup + 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups whole grain white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease (or line with foil) a cookie sheet.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the applesauce (1 cup), maple syrup, and vanilla together until smooth.
- Then add in the apple cider vinegar, egg, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Then stir in the flour, then the chocolate chunks, mixing just until combined.
- Add in the 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Using a teaspoon to scoop cookie mix onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10 to 11 minutes, just until the bottoms are starting to brown, do not over bake.
- Allow them to cool for 15 minutes, then enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from King Arthur Flour
Estimated nutrition facts based on 15 servings. Serving size = 2 cookies.
Calories: 153 Protein: 4g Fat: 7g Total Carbs: 20g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 10g Sodium: 60 mg
Recipe updated slightly 4/17/2016.