Move over fat-filled cookies – make room for daddy’s new favorite sweet. Applesauce is the secret to the soft, chewy texture and the fat reduction. And there’s no skimping on chocolate, either. Hooray!
1. Preheat oven to 375°. 2. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside. 3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. 4. Spoon applesauce into a fine sieve over a bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Discard liquid. Scrape drained applesauce into a large bowl. 5. Add sugar and butter; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes), then beat in vanilla and egg. 6. Add in flour mixture; beating at low speed until well-blended. 7. Fold in chips. 8. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto coated baking sheets. 9. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. 10. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.