Thursday, April 22, 2010

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know you are probably raising your eyebrow at the title of my blog post, but I ensure you that these are pretty healthy, all things considered! I love cookies and could seriously eat them daily, never getting sick of them. With that said I needed to find a recipe that made cookies that were not only tasty but also loaded with good for you ingredients. Sure, I am all about indulging now and then, but I like to have dessert daily, so I like my dessert to be somewhat decent for me (somewhat being the key word haha!)

I modified the original to reduce the sugar a bit and cut the butter a lot. I truly don't think these were lacking at all. My husband even loved them! We have been snacking on them for days and I will need to make them again soon because our stock is running low. They are amazing when they are hot from the oven. When they cool they are slightly more dense, but they are still amazing. A real must try.

Source: Heavily adapted from A Dash of Sass


1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp. butter, softened to room temperature
1/3 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBL milk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup uncooked quick rolled oats
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts


- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

- Combine the sugars in an electric mixer.

- Cream the sugars with the softened butter.

- Add in the egg, vanilla, applesauce, and milk. Cream until smooth.

- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, soda, baking powder, and salt. Add slowly to the wet mixture.

- Once smooth, stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts.

- Using a teaspoon or a small ice cream/cookie scoop, drop rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges. Makes around 2 dozen (depending on the size of your cookies).


  1. i made some like this recently and they were good!

    you can't beat a cookie that doesn't make you feel too bad! :-)

  2. You can add some flaxseed too to "bulk up" the fiber