Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

Use this low-fat, dairy-free cookie dough in endless sweet creations.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 dozen


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Stir applesauce, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large bowl until sugars dissolve. Stir in egg and egg yolk until well blended. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix into a smooth dough. Fold in chocolate chips.

  3. Use a disher scoop to drop uniform amounts of dough onto the prepared baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are dry and bottoms are golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Cook's Note:

For a fudge cookie variation, add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. For fruity cookies, add 1 cup frozen or dried berries. Add 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg for spice cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
3g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 156mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 63mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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