Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
(preheat oven to 375 degrees., rack in middle position)
**This makes a double batch of cookies**
3 1/2 cups cake flour ***
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups brown sugar ****
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup splenda
2 medium eggs
4 Tablespoons fat free milk
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 1/2 cups regular oatmeal
20 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips*****
***I used cake flour because it helps with the density of the cookie. But reading on the box it says that cake flour is sifted...so if you wanted just use 3 1/2 cups sifted flour.
****You could use half and half brown sugar/splenda, I didn't have any on hand though.
*****I used a 12oz bag of regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and then a 8 oz bag of sugar free semi-sweet chocolate chips. Although they both have the same amount of calories and fat in a single serving.
Melt butter and mix with applesauce, brown sugar and splenda and cream together. Add eggs, vanilla and milk and mix thoroughly. In a seperate bowl mix cake flour, salt and baking soda with a whisk. Add flour mixture slowly to wet mix. (I added 1/4 cup at a time). Once flour is mixed in stir in oatmeal one cup at a time. Once mixed in mix in chocolate chips.
Drop 1 Tablespoon of dough onto a greased cookie sheet, 12 cookies to a standard sheet. You may flatten dough with the palm of your hand (wash hands and spray nonstick spray onto hand) or you could leave them in the tablespoon form, they just won't spread out as well. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees or add 2 minutes if you want a crispier cookie.
This makes approximately 81 cookies. Each cookie has 102 calories each. Sorry for those counting weight watcher points, I don't have the points.
If you want an ever healthier version you can substitute the chocolate chips with raisins.