The best chewy chocolate chip cookies made with applesauce. These cookies stay super soft and fluffy even once cooled!
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.
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.
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
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Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best chewy chocolate chip cookies made with applesauce
- 3 cups all purpose white flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ⅓ cup (no sugar added) applesauce
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¾ cups chocolate chips
- 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
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g
Friday 10th of December 2021
Can I substitute veg oil for the butter I don't have butter or margarine
Friday 9th of April 2021
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.
Wednesday 24th of February 2021
How many cookies is one serving size?
Saturday 27th of February 2021
This recipe makes around 30 cookies, so the nutritional information is calculated for one cookie.
Monday 12th of November 2018
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.
Monday 12th of November 2018
I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Monday 14th of May 2018
Made these for my mom on Mother’s Day, there amazing.she loved them and so did everyone else! Great recipe?