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Healthier Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 138 cals
Original recipe yields 72 servings (6 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift together flour and baking soda.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until edges of cookies are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 138 calories; 6.5 g fat; 19.5 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; 17 mg cholesterol; 97 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 pa...

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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 cupcak...

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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 pa...

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 cupcak...

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/

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!

I suggest using a little less flour.

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 n...