Freezer Cooking: Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cookies

Our youngest has a peanut allergy so I adapted this Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie recipe so that our whole family could enjoy them.

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cookies

Makes: About 3 dozen

1/4 cup {1/2 stick} butter softened
1/3 cup applesauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick oats
12 ounces {2 cups} chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.  Add eggs, vanilla, and applesauce mixing together until well combined.
  2. In medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and oats.  Add to wet ingredients and mix well.  Add chocolate chips.
  3. Place by heaping teaspoonfuls {or tablespoonfuls} onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes, until lightly browned. 
NOTES:  I took out the peanut butter and used applesauce to replace some of the butter that was used in the original recipe.  The result--a healthier, very moist, soft cookie.  Instead of regular applesauce, you can also use unsweetened applesauce to lower the amount of sugar in the recipe.

To freeze: Cool cookies completely and arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  Put in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes.  Remove from pan and put into freezer bags or containers.

Our youngest keeping busy in the kitchen while mommy was making cookies.


Free Gal said...

Wow, these sound DELICIOUS (and a little healthier than others!) I eat whole wheat everything now!
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Vanessa said...

Thanks for the comment! I just started cooking with whole wheat flour and I love it. I didn't realize how good it could taste. I found your link and am following. :)

Tiffany The Grocery Thief said...

That looks so good! Can't wait to make them!
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Anonymous said...

WOW! These look yummy! I am going to print this one out! Thank you.

Vanessa said...

Thank you! I think they would also taste great with cinnamon and raisins {if you're family is a fan of raisins}.