Low Sugar Nine Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Time to Cook: 
10-12 minutes
Time to Prepare: 
15 minutes
Number of Servings: 
3 dozen
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There's nothing like the smell of homemade chocolate chip cookies, but what if someone in your family has to watch their sugar intake? This happened to us a few years ago, and I had to turn my husband's favorite oatmeal chocolate chip into something more healthy. After many, many attempts (and failures!) we came up with this recipe. Cakey and delicious, these are a healthier alternative to the usual sugar and refined flour filled version, but they pack all the flavour. You can use canned unsweetened applesauce, or even just make you own!

Applesauce, oatmeal, and nine grain cereal make these healthier than the average cookie.

Ingredients

1 cup flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup Rogers 9 grain cereal

2 cups quick oats

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/3 cups unsalted butter

2 eggs

1 cup brown sugar Splenda®

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips


Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar blend together until well combined. Scrape down the bowl and add the eggs, continuing to beat well.

3. Add the applesauce and mix until combined. It will appear a little chunky, and this is okay.

4. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flours, 9 grain cereal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and oats. Add them to the applesauce and butter mixture, stirring on low.

5. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop the batter by tablespoons, about 2 inches apart, on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10-12 minutes until set and golden.

6. Remove the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. They are best stored in an airtight container for about 2 days, or frozen for up to 3 weeks.