By replacing half the butter with applesauce and half the chocolate chips with raisins, I only slightly altered the original. They are still soft and tasty with half the fat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
1 hr 3 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
6 dozen
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together flour and baking soda.

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  • Beat butter, applesauce, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Mix in instant pudding until well blended. Stir in eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract. Blend flour mixture into butter mixture until just incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts; mixing just enough to evenly combine. Drop spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake in preheated oven until edges of cookies are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 19.5g 6% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 17.1mg 6% DV; sodium 97.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2015
The evolution continues...I made the suggested changes from a reviewer in the original(full fat) recipe listed as "Most Helpful Review" and then halved the whole thing. I also used a 1.6 oz package of sugar free vanilla pudding in place of the regular and they were unbelievably good! However as another reviewer remarked chewy softness was lost a bit with the applesauce. So along with the applesauce I added 1/3 c ripe room temperature avocado. This added back some fat--but the heart healthy mono/poly-unsaturated kind--which achieved that rich melt-all-your-cares-away softens. My family had no idea--even my 7 and 4 yr old sons said they were the best cookies I'd ever made;) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2012
Pros: very nice flavor the applesauce is a subtle yet pleasant flavor addition. Cons: texture is light and spongy not soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy. Kind of like a really heavy cupcake. I appreciate the effort to make a healthier cookie but I would rather relish one really good higher fat cookie than eat two of these low fat ones. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2015
The evolution continues...I made the suggested changes from a reviewer in the original(full fat) recipe listed as "Most Helpful Review" and then halved the whole thing. I also used a 1.6 oz package of sugar free vanilla pudding in place of the regular and they were unbelievably good! However as another reviewer remarked chewy softness was lost a bit with the applesauce. So along with the applesauce I added 1/3 c ripe room temperature avocado. This added back some fat--but the heart healthy mono/poly-unsaturated kind--which achieved that rich melt-all-your-cares-away softens. My family had no idea--even my 7 and 4 yr old sons said they were the best cookies I'd ever made;) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2012
Pros: very nice flavor the applesauce is a subtle yet pleasant flavor addition. Cons: texture is light and spongy not soft and chewy or crisp and crunchy. Kind of like a really heavy cupcake. I appreciate the effort to make a healthier cookie but I would rather relish one really good higher fat cookie than eat two of these low fat ones. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2012
THESE ARE AWESOME! WHEN I MADE THESE I USED EGG SUBSTITUTE SINCE IT IS PASTEURIZED I CAN TRY THE DOUGH YUMMY! THE PUDDING MIX WAS A NEW IDEA FOR ME THANKS FOR SHARING/ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2017
I raised the temperature to 375 because at 350 the middle wasn't getting quite done. They were golden brown and done perfectly! I live in high altitude so that might've been the issue! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2020
Cookies a little dry, will use more applesauce and less wheat flour. Used mac/walnuts and white and choc chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
This is our families favorite chocolate chip cookie now! I Followed the recipe exactly as written except I used one box of banana cream pudding mix. Who doesn't like chocolate and bananas. They were awesome!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2015
I suggest using a little less flour. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2015
These were pretty good! I halved the recipe and left out the raisins since no one here likes them much. The texture is a bit more cake like but still a little crispy around the edges. It's nice not adding as much butter and swapping in applesauce to save some calories! Read More
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