On the cookie sheet ready for baking. I must admit..I was a little nervous..the batter had a little bit of trouble making it from my cookie scoop to the cookie sheet and was falling apart. I had to sort of shape the dough a little..but the end result turned out fabulous!
Fresh out of the oven
Cooled and ready to eat
Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
(from http://www.skinnytaste.com/ and http://www.bakingbites.com/)
1 cup all purpose flour*
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup plain, unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup dark chocolate chips*
*I used whole wheat flour. Instead of chocolate chips, I used a 3oz dark chocolate 70% cacoa bar and chopped it up.
Preheat oven to 350°
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.
Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.
Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 tbsp each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly (I forgot to do this). Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
Makes about 30 cookies (my batch yielded 27 cookies)