Friday, September 11, 2009

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a Olsen family favorite.
They have the consistency of pumpkin cookies,
more cake like not crispy like your average oatmeal cookie.
I almost always have these ingredients on hand, they are very quick to throw together and cook.
Great for school lunch treats or after school snacks.

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

-1 cup applesauce
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup shortening**
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-1 cup old fashioned oatmeal (NOT INSTANT)
-1/2 teaspoon cloves
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-1 cup chocolate chips (milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Cream together shortening (**NOTE** I use the shortening bars they are a lot easier, I hate digging out shortening out of the can) sugar, applesauce.

3. Add egg and vanilla mix until well combined.

4. Mix in all dry ingredients, just until combined. Do not over mix.

5. Stir in chocolate chips.

6. On a greased cookie sheet drop 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes.

makes about 18 cookies

1 comment:

Valerie said...

I copied these to give them a try soon!