Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.55 from 37 votes

The best chewy chocolate chip cookies made with applesauce. These cookies stay super soft and fluffy even once cooled!

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Chocolate chip cookies are a staple in any household.

There’s just nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies filling the house!

If you are a fan of super soft chocolate chip cookies, this applesauce chocolate chip cookie recipe is for you.

Chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any occasion!

I’m calling these cookies the best chewy chocolate chip cookies.

applesauce chocolate chip cookies stacked on a plate

They are super soft, almost cake like, dense, chewy, and stay soft even once cooled.

So very soft and never get hard.

Applesauce is the secret! Heaven in a bite I tell you.

applesauce chocolate chip cookies

How to make chewy chocolate chip cookies with applesauce

These cookies barely take 10 minutes to throw together and couldn’t be any easier.

First, combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and whisk until combined.

In another bowl, beat the brown sugar, white sugar, applesauce, softened butter, and vanilla extract.

The applesauce is key here for the fluffiness in the cookies!

Add eggs and beat well.

Add the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.

Stir or mix in chocolate chips.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.

Bake 10-13 minutes and enjoy!


I also tried freezing this dough raw and making individual cookies whenever I wanted one.

These are great to have on hand in the freezer for a quick treat!

I love freezing extra cookie dough whenever I make chocolate chip cookies.

Trust me, your future self will thank you!

My husband loves soft, chewy cookies. Chocolate chip especially. This recipe fits the need perfectly – Cheryl

Hungry for more cookies?

Here are our favorite variations of the chocolate chip cookie!

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4.55 from 37 votes

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Joy Shull
The best chewy chocolate chip cookies made with applesauce
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup unsalted butter, softened
  • cup no sugar added applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and whisk until combined
  • In another bowl, beat brown sugar, white sugar, applesauce, softened butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Add eggs and beat well
  • Add the dry ingredients and beat until well combined
  • Stir or mix in chocolate chips
  • Drop cookie batter by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet
  • Bake at 350 degrees 10-13 minutes

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 120mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g
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10 Comments

  1. These are really good. I do wonder if the vanilla should read 1 teaspoon (not 1 Tablespoon) I added 1 teaspoon and they seemed just right.

  2. 5 stars
    My husband loves soft, chewy cookies. Chocolate chip especially. This recipe fits the need perfectly. Using applesauce even makes them a little healthier, instead of hobs of butter. Thank you. If you’ve stumbled across this recipe and thought applesaucs? Don’t hesitate to try it.

  3. 5 stars
    Made these for my mom on Mother’s Day, there amazing.she loved them and so did everyone else! Great recipe?

  4. No joke, these are absolutely delicious. I added some cinnamon and I always double the vanilla with just about any recipe 🙂 5 stars for the receipe as is.

  5. Made these for a cookie exchange. I didn’t win, but they did stay very chewy, which is what I was going for. I’ve learned I need some visual pop to do better at a cookie exchange. When you have 20 cookies to pick from at the event, you could have the best cookie there, but need a way to make sure everyone tries it. Thought I was going to need a double batch, but learned afterwards, one batch is plenty big. Double batch made enough for 2 cookie events and still had leftovers to share. While good, the cookie taste wasn’t exactly what I had in my mind. My non-cooking self isn’t exactly sure what I might tweak though. Staying chewy after cooled was great and I loved they stayed plump and didn’t flatten as much as others often do. Gets a 4 out of 5 with me and was a lot better than taking pre-made cookies to the Christmas events.