Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies

 Some of the girls in my book groups have food intolerances/allergies or cannot eat certain things for religious reasons and so I'm always looking for recipes that everyone can eat. These are brilliant as they have no eggs in them but are still are still delicious. They are cakey cookies rather than hard ones but that's the way I like them!

Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies (from Farmer Girl Gourmet)

113g butter, room temperature
225g white sugar
200g unsweetened applesauce
250g all purpose flour
1 tsp baking  powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg (you could also use cloves)
175g chocolate chips (raisins or nuts or a mix of all to equal 1 cup)

Preheat the oven to 180C and line baking sheets with parchment, set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the applesauce and mix to combine. Sieve the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into the bowl and fold in. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop spoonfuls onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned and the centre is cooked through.

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