Recipe By dancer7889
Published Jun 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 3 dozen cookies Calories 76.9

I was determined to make a tasty, guilt-free cookie and I am very pleased with how these turned out. They’re not very sweet but have a subtle flavor of applesauce and cinnamon mixed in with chocolate chips, nuts, and dried cranberries.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. 2 Beat applesauce, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl, use an electric mixer to beat egg whites until they are frothy and begin to firm up. Fold egg whites into applesauce mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Fold into the egg mixture. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, walnuts, and cranberries. Drop by heaping teaspoons on prepared baking sheets.
  3. 3 Bake cookies in preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove immediately to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 76.9
  • Carbohydrate 14.1 g
  • Fat 2 g
  • Fiber 0.8 g
  • Protein 1.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.6 g
  • Sodium 71.8 mg
  • Sugar 8.2 g

Chef's Notes

Raisins can be substituted for dried cranberries, if desired.


  1. Tastes OK. Has a strange texture.
  2. Excellent! I baked for 11 minutes. Used pecans instead of walnuts. These are as good as any full fat cookies I have made.
  3. Awesome! I work-out a lot and I like to sneak in protein wherever I can so I substituted 1/2 the flour with chocolate protein powder and also substituted the chocolate chips for unsweetened carob chips (much healthier) and only used 1/2 cup of brown sugar (no white sugar). I think next time I may try - Read more ...
  4. these cookies are soooo wonderful!! i used cinnamon applesauce and splenda instead of the white sugar. i also made a half batch without chocolate chips for my milk-allergic daughter so i love that this recipe doesn't include butter so she can enjoy too! i baked mine for 7 minutes and they stayed pretty soft as - Read more ...
  5. Fantastic! I made a few revisions because I baked these at home during a snow day and I think they turned out amazing! I added one over ripe banana some coconut and substituted golden raisins and dried blueberries for the cranberries. Really folks OUTSTANDING!!!!
  6. Oh my! These were delicious! I made a few alterations however. I didn't have applesauce in the house so I used 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt. This seemed to work great. I also used a 1/2 cup of splenda in place of the sugar and only 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. I'm not a fan - Read more ...
  7. Awesome healthy cookies! These are definitely a perfect base for an "everything" cookie. These are the changes I made - partly out of necessity and partly because I am health-conscious! - I used unsweetened applesauce - Heaping 1/2 cup brown sugar only (omitted white). - 1 whole egg and 1/2 of a banana mashed - - Read more ...
  8. These turned out great. I beat the egg whites but also added the yolks to the sugar/applesauce mix (couldn't throw them away...). Other than that I followed the recipe with the addition of 1/4 cup flour to counter for the extra egg yolks. Baked for 10 minutes. They came out soft and delicious. I might - Read more ...
  9. These are very good! I'm a health nut and am always looking for healthy alternatives to cookies and these are it! I didn't add quite as many chocolate chips though and they were really good. I did find that for my first batch 10 minutes was too long because they got a little dried out - Read more ...
  10. I made these cookies with figs instead of dried cranberries and they turned out wonderful with a pleasant chewy texture that I like to have in a cookie. My friend next door said they were delicious and healthy to boot.

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