Preparation: 35 min.
Oven: 25 min.

The instant pudding and applesauce replace the shortening entirely. (Use chocolate pudding for chocolate chocolate chip cookies.) Since these cookies are so moist, I suggest storing them in the refrigerator or freezer. They freeze wonderfully.

 

Ingredients 2 Doz. 4 Doz.
unsweetened applesausce 1 cup 2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup 1 1/2 cups
vanilla 2 tsp 1 T+1 tsp
egg whites 4 8
instant vanilla (5.1 oz) or chocolate (5.9 oz) pudding 1 lg pkg 2 lg pkg
baking soda 1 tsp 2 tsp
baking powder 1 tsp 2 tsp
whole-wheat pastry flour* 2 cups 4 cups
oats (quick-cooking or old-fashioned) 1 cup 2 cups
semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 oz) 1/2 bag 1 bag

Directions

  • Preheat oven at 350°.
  • Coat one or two 9" x 13" baking dishes with cooking spray.
  • Using a fork, mix applesauce, brown sugar, vanilla and egg whites well in a large bowl.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix instant pudding, baking soda, baking powder and whole-wheat pastry flour with a fork.
  • Add dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients. Using a large wooden spoon, stir well.
  • Add oats and mix.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix.
  • Let dough sit about 10 min, and then place dough in baking dishes. Lay a sheet of wax paper on top. Press dough out. Remove wax paper.
  • Bake 25 minutes. When you take the cookies out of the oven, they will look lightly browned on top and be soft to the touch. They will firm up as they cool.
  • Cut each pan into 24, equal-size bars. If keeping past 2 days, store cookies in refrigerator or freezer.

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Nutrition information

For 1 bar cookie  
Calories 135
Calories from Fat 14%
Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 165 mg
Protein 3 g
Total Carbohydrate 28 g
Sugars 16 g
 

 

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