Mar 24, 2011

Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies




Chewy, moist oatmeal cookies loaded with chocolate chips, in a reduced fat cookie? These cookies are fabulous and they are loaded with chocolate chips in every bite!



Don't you hate when you make a low fat cookie recipe, only to be disappointed? These will become a favorite in your home, give them a try and tell me know you think. Try them first as is, then have fun coming up with variations.


I came across this recipe on Baking Bites and this will now be a regular in my cookie jar! I'm so excited to make them again with different ingredients, like raisins or walnuts!

As noted on Baking Bits, it's crucial not to over-bake these if you want them chewy. The applesauce makes them moist and if overcooked they will become dry so if you're not sure if your oven runs hot it's probably best to take them out a minute earlier.

I made the serving size 2 cookies, because I can bet you won't eat just one!


Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 15 • Serving Size: 2 cookies • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 190 • Fat: 6.3 g • Protein: 2.6 g • Carb: 34.2 g • Fiber: 2.0 g Sugar: 19.3 g

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.  

Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.

Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 tbsp each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly (I forgot to do this). Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.

Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container so you don't eat them all in one sitting!

Makes about 30 cookies roughly 1 tbsp each.

Splenda Lovers: Substitute all the brown sugar with 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend, and all the white sugar for 1/4 cup Splenda sugar blend. Points remain the same.

250 comments :

  1. So excited to try these Gina. I've been disappointed with most low point baked goods I've tried, but have always been thrilled with your recipes. I'm thinking I'll whip up a batch of these today :)

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    1. Can you substitute flour and oats cup for cup?

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  2. They sound really good! I know dark chocolate is the healthiest, but I just don't like it - I'll have to step up the fat content just a little and use milk chocolate chips

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  3. I have tried so many recipes, but have never been happy, which is why I never posted them but these were great, I loved them and my teen shared the rest with her friends in school who didn't know they were low fat and they all liked them!

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  4. These look like a winner! Will have to whip these up for a treat, after a full day of catching up around here. (house work and yard work!) Thanks girlfriend!! =)

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  5. Simply put? You... Are... Amazing. End post ;)

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  6. Oh yum! You are awesome!

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  7. They look so yummy! I want to reach into my screen and eat them :(

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  8. I have looked and can't find dark choc. chips around here. Do you know the stats on them so I can compare to mine, or would you just use semi-sweet to replace?

    Thanks! I'd love to try these soon!

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  9. Gina- I am going to attempt to make these today however I was wondering if I could substitute quacker instant oatmeal for the quick oats and I do not have dark chocolate chips on hand I have semi morsels (chocolate). Thanks Foxxy

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  10. I know I'm odd, but I don't like chocolate but I love oatmeal cookies. Can I substitute chocolate for raisins? Will I need to add anything else to the batter if I do this?

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  11. These look great, can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love when the points are the same whether you use the real stuff, or the substitute. Gonna try these!

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  13. Question - You say drop tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet then you say each cookie is approx 3 tablespoons.. do you mean of dough? # Tablespoons of dough per cookie?

    Thanks a bunch! I may try em tonite!

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  14. You guys are too sweet... enjoy!! :)

    Doreen, Yes, they are each approx 3 tablespoons of dough, I didn't measure but I'm good at guessing after doing this a while.

    If you change the ingredients, you should def. use recipe builder to see the difference. If you get more or less than 30, it may be a good idea to check also.

    1 tbsp dark choc chips cal: 70 Fat: 4.5 Carb: 9 Sugar: 7, Protein 0.

    I haven't tried them with raisins, but my guess is to use equal amounts of raisins or up to 1 cup in place of the chips.

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  15. and I have everything already at home.... yay!!!!

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  16. What a great treat! Love oatmeal and chocolate together!

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  17. Yummy! I just StumbledUpon your site. I am on WW and love the idea of tweaking and making my own WW recipes. Would you mind if I link you on my blog?

    Thanks,
    Jessica

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  18. Thanks! You're fabulous. My husband will be very grateful for these as well. :-)

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  19. Hi!
    Is it okay if I use old fashioned oats? It's all I have. Thx for another great one!

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  20. What can I use if I don't have applesauce on hand? Any ideas?

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  21. This morning my son was begging me to make chocolate chip cookies. Thanks to this post I was able to surprise him with cookies when he got home from school today. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips since that was what was in the house. They are delicious and he loved them.

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  22. Jessica, sure!

    Not sure what would happen with old fashioned oats. I think pumpkin purée would work in place of applesauce if you don't have.

    Kristen, great!!

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  23. OOOH...I'm going to give these a go VERY soon!! Thanks as always Gina!!!

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  24. I make a very similar cookie, that I LOVE. Use a medium banana instead of the applesauce, and a 1/4 cup of butter. I make these cookies far too often... ;-)

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  25. OMG - Savoring as I type. Made with old fashioned oats since that is all I had and semi sweet morsels(Trader Joe's brand). To die for. Sweet, chewy, large enough to warrant 5 points a couple days a week considering I get just the 29 points a day! After flattening slightly and cooking they were approx 2 inches across in diameter. Also I got exactly 30 - I used my scale and each cookie dough ball was 3/4 to 1 ounce of dough. I baked till barely slightly brown to retain chew and moisture just 10 minutes and then rest on cookie sheet for 4 min. THANK YOU GINA - this is my third or fourth recipe I have tried on the site and they have all been fantastic!

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  26. I love this recipe. I have everything but the choc-chips so I plan to substitute chopped almonds. Can't wait!

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  27. I just made these! I used 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup all purpose, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and margarine instead of butter. I also added a handful of walnuts. They are awesome!

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  28. I just made these and they are wonderful!! My three year old cookie monster inhaled them as they made their way on to the cooling rack! Everything we make is from your site and we have yet to find anything we didn't like!

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  29. so good!! i just made these and they're delicious. chewy, chocolatey, and seriously yum. applesauce is an excellent trick.

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  30. I'm so happy you all liked them!

    Shana, yum!

    Thanks for all your ideas, can't wait to make these again and share what I come up with!

    Doreen, thanks for your exact measurements!!

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  31. I just love saying cookies and skinny in the same breath~
    Friday's favorite for sure :-)

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  32. I dont understand your response to Doreen. You say drop by tablespoon then you say each cookie yields 3 tablespoons. How does that make sense?

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  33. Sorry Chris, it should read HEAPING tablespoons but I think I mentioned I eyeballed it.

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  34. I made these last night-very good!

    I think I would reduce or cut out the cinnamon all together next time though.

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  35. My mixer is broken, but I sooooo want to make these!!! What do you think about stirring the ingredients really hard until as smooth and blended as possible?

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  36. You have so much to make my Weight Watchers plan work for my husband and I, and help to make such healthy choices for my family. Not having to feel like I have to just eat salad the rest of my life has made this more of a lifestyle change and not a diet, and having this site is like sprinkles on the top. You are amazing and I'm so thankful you came into my life (via the internet)!! :) K

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  37. I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Always good to find a lighter version that really tastes good!

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  38. Yes, I do hate when I attempt a low fat cookie recipe that ends up bad enough to not even be worth the calories... So, I'm so excited to give these a try!

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  39. LOVE! Thank you because I have been craving chocolate chip cookies for weeks :-)

    I have zero will power with sweets....so I usually freeze any cookies I make and take out a portion at a time to thaw for a treat.

    Do you think these would freeze well?

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  40. I just took these cookies out of the oven, and they are delicious -- a definite keeper. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  41. Definitely adding these to my list, can't wait to bake!

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  42. I'm sure it would work without a mixer.

    K, aww I like being the sprinkles! Thank you

    Shoelover, haven't tried it but why not! Report back and let us know!

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  43. Ginny, I love your emails and website!! Your pictures are exquisite, your recipes are well written and delicious! Keep up the great work!

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  44. I mean Gina, I just want your name to rhyme with skinny. Sorry!

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  45. I made these for my husbands KC130J squadron about 2 hours ago and they are gone. If Marines love them thats saying something! They are awesome and I didnt even tell them they were so healthy. Thanks so much!

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  46. These were amazing! I love having a lower fat cookie that's delicious!

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  47. Wow these look delicious! I just forwarded on to my friend who LOVES a good oatmeal cookie.

    Come by and enter my giveaway for a See by Chloe tote bag if you like!
    Have a good weekend!

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  48. These came out great! I made them gluten free by using Better Batter flour mix and gluten free old fashioned oats. Delicious!

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  49. I just made them- love the flavor! They really are moist. I'll be curious to see how they are tomorrow.

    Thanks again. You are seriously the best. I send people your way ALL the time!

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  50. These were great. I'm wondering why the WW pocket guide says 3 pts for 2 chocolate chip cookies, but these are 5 pts for 2 and low fat? It makes me wonder if the pocket guide is somewhat off? Anyhow, yum, yum. I had 3, oops. :)

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  51. Your blog is a life saver... <3 thanks!!!!!

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  52. Just pulled these out of the oven... I switched up the chocolate chips for 1/2 cup butterscotch chips. Very good and cookies are nice size too! Re-calculated and got 2 points per cookie...

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  53. I baked these cookies tonight. YUM. Now I am back on your site looking for my next adventure. Funny thing just happened. My husband just walked into the room and said "thanks for making those delicious cookies tonight."

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  54. Just made these! So delicious and moist! I watched the oven as you said since I hate dried out cookies! They were delicious! Thanks again!

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  55. Sarah- Marine approved! Good to know :)

    Alexa, Better Batter, I'll have to look out for that for a gluten free flour, thank you!

    Rushhourmom- who knows how big those cookies are? Or how many choc chips.

    Anonymous- Husband approved! Great!!

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  56. I made these and they are awesome!! dont even taste low fat at all! I used reg whole oats and just pulsed them a bit in the food processor. I love oatmeal choc chip so therese are perfect! next time I will throw in a few nuts, thanks so much for this recipe!!

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  57. Gina, I just made these this morning. These were so delicious! Half of the batch is already gone - I only ate 2 though (so wanted more!). I accidentally used traditional oats, but just baked for 15 min instead. Perfect! Thank you again!

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  58. These are fantastic. I just made these, and the teenages I have visiting loved them. Even with the applesauce they saw me put in. One said that I need to give the recipe to her mom, these are the best cookies ever-she said.
    Thanks so much for the great recipes.

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  59. These were delicious! My whole family is loving them! Next time I am going to do 1/2 cup of choco chips and 1/4 cup of walnuts...yum!!

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  60. Another yummy treat! They turned out great :) Thanks

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  61. I made this recipe this weekend! IT WAS DELICIOUS! I'm addicted. Cannot wait to try these with craisins and walnuts next time!

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  62. I am a self-proclaimed NON-baker (I even mess up the ready-made brownies, lol!) but these were sooooo easy and incredibly yummy! I baked them exactly 10 minutes; when I touched the tops, they were almost still gooey. I let them sit on the pan for 5-6 minutes then switched to the wire rack. THEY ARE STILL CHEWY THREE DAYS LATER! These are guaranteed a success if you simply follow the directions. Thanks for a wonderful website, Gina! My BF loves being my guinea pig for all these new recipes, and he doesn't even know they are healthy!!! :) Peace!

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  63. Made these for my family who do NOT like dark chocolate. Big thumbs up from all and everyone I've given a bit to taste. Definitely on our favorite sweet snack list!

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  64. I love, love, LOVE to see new dessert recipes w/ WW points. These look like a must-try!

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  65. So yummy!!! Husband couldn't believe they were "diet" cookies! :) And you're right about wanting more than one... I'm going to have to hide them from myself!

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  66. Love all the reviews! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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  67. I'll have to try these soon! My husband will appreciate the butter and eggs... last night I made a vegan-ish version using canned beans and I can only descibe them as "cookie-like". I think they're okay, but he probably won't try them. Have you ever substituted beans in cookies or brownies?

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  68. My husband LOVES oatmeal raisin cookies, so I substituted the same amount of raisins in place of the chips. They're awesome. He & I both love them. Thank you!

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  69. I just made these yesterday and they are amazing!!! I'm so glad you did chocolate chips too and not raisins. Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are probably my favorite thing, but I wont touch a oatmeal raisin cookie (yea I'm weird, hehe). I'm planning to reheat them about 10 seconds in the microwave when I (slowly I hope!) finish eating them all :)

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  70. I can't wait to try these - I LOVE oatmeal cookies. I might try half with chocolate chips and half with raisins, or mix them! Thanks for the recipe!

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  71. How would the recipe change if Gluten Free Flour is substituted??

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  72. Someone mentioned they used a gluten free flour mix with great results. Not sure if the points change, I would plug it into recipe builder.

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  73. I made these cookies yesterday and followed the recipe exactly. They turned out amazing. My batch made about half of what you said it may make (my cookies were probably too big), so I'm just counting each BIG cookie as two servings. Both of my kids loved them, as well as two neighbors who stopped by. Thank you, Gina!!

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  74. LOVE your blog, i just linked this recipe on my blog because these cookies were so good!

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  75. I made 15 huge cookies, 5 pts plus each. You eat through your eyes first and the size and all of the chips truly satisfied! Thanks!

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  76. So I've made these TWICE this week b/c they were so awesome and my husband LOVED them. However, the first time I made them, I did them 3 Tablespoons batter each and it only made 13 cookies so I counted them as 5 WW points each. So, I thought, well, since it's supposed to make 30 cookies, I'll divide the 3 Tablespoons in half and it should make about 26 cookies. So I started with the Tablespoons and then was going to add a 1/2 Tablespoon to each cookie and this time I was only able to get 28 cookies that were 1 Tablespoon each before I ran out of batter. I'm SO confused! Help, please!

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  77. Star Director I had the same issue so I made 15 big cookies. I think if you use 1 heaping tablespoon per cookie it will be around 30 cookies.

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  78. Yeah Star Director I had the same issue today.. I ended up making 8 cookies with 3 tbsp and then switching to about 1 1/2 tbsp for the next 12 cookies. Confusing. But delicious cookies, thanks Gina!

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  79. These were easy to make and delicious! My whole family enjoyed them and I have made them twice already. Like other posters, the recipe as stated will only make about one dozen cookies. If you only use one tbsp each, you will get closer to 30. Just saw the new recipe for the banana nut cookies-can't wait to try those too :)

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  80. Another delicious winner! I made six big cookies and twelve smaller ones. My husband who hates dark chocolate and oatmeal has had three already :) I'm bringing these to work tomorrow so I don't inhale them all.

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  81. Just made these... and they are ah-MAZ-ing! I bribed my son to take a nap and told him he would wake up to these cookies... I can't wait to share them with him when he wakes up! Thank you!

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  82. I am very excited to make but could only find semi-sweet choc chips at trader joes and not dark chocolate chips :( . does that change the point value?

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  83. I added some nutmeg because I love the flavor (about 1/2 teaspoon). The next time, I will most likely reduce the sugar (just because of my own taste issues) and add nuts. Nevertheless, my WW buddy (aka Mama) and I just love the taste! Maybe using a half measure of an ice cream scooper will bring the correct number of cookies--I may try that next time.

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  84. Sorry if I was off on the measurements, I using heaping tablespoons, so lets say they are 1 tbsp each. I'll fix in the instructions.

    So glad everyone loved them as much as I did!!

    Bones- I'm not sure, you'll have to plug it into recipe builder to see if it's more. Anyone know?

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  85. Made these last night. They turned out great. I didn't have dark chocolate chips on hand so I used semi sweet. Still very good!

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  86. Britni Little4/8/11, 10:04 AM

    OMG these are so amazing! I am having serious emotional issues - i feel so guilty eating these becuase they are AMAZING - you are truely talented! Wow!

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  87. These are amazing. Very delicious. My husband also raved. Gina, you rock! Keep it coming, especially the Latin dishes, those are my comfort foods. :)

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  88. Tried these today with peanut butter chips rather than chocolate... also very tasty.

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  89. I made these for an easter egg hunt this weekend and they were a huge hit!!! we used the ghiradelli dark chocolate chips and they were SO rich and delicious!! Even the non-dieters were lining up to try one! Thanks for your amazing recipes!!!

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  90. Oh my gosh!! These are FANTASTIC!!! I made them today with my brother and he said they were awesome! And then, he asked me if they were "good for you" and when I replied yes, he didn't believe me! I am so glad I found this site! You make being on WW VERY easy :-D

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  91. Just took these out of the oven. They are DELICIOUS. Nobody would ever know they were a weight watchers recipe. Thank you so much for posting!

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  92. These are delicious! Just ate one from my first attempt:) I did a test batch of just 6 cookies as they looked a little too moist, but they turned out great! They were a bit too big, so I cut down their size and came out with 21 cookes. I get 1 ounce or less for the second batch, so I'll eat those and leave the bigger ones for my fiance!

    They are delicious - I added a pinch more cinnamon and a 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Added a great new flavour I've never tried in cookies before! I also used old fashioned oats and milk choc. chips the points were the same as per the label on the 50% cocoa dark choc. chips!

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  93. Added craisins, raisins and pecan chips to half the batch. They were awesome.

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  94. This is my first recipe from your site, and a good one. Made mine with Gharidelli dark chocolate chips and they are delish. I have mine with a cup of hot tea and it fulfills the sweet craving and satisfies my hunger too. Mine were a little big too. I only got about 2 dozen cookies.

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  95. These look like the perfect afternoon treat! I am going to make these with white chocolate chips to mix things up.

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  96. I made these with smashed banana in them like you suggested and I LOVE THEM...so easy and yummy!! My family is really enjoying your recipes!!

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  97. These were SO delicious! I made them with white chocolate chips as well to add a little extra umph and some fun colors!

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  98. These are delicious! Everything I have made from your site has been amazing! The Irish Soda Bread Muffins, Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip (my personal favorite!), Rice Ball Casserole (Yum!!), Red Velvet Cupcakes, Coconut Chicken... to name a few! Your photos are all beautiful which inspires me to cook! Your site has helped me lose 15 lbs without giving up delicious food. I'd love to see a Skinny Alfredo Sauce recipe! Thank you!!

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  99. Gina, I combined this recipe with your chewy banana nut cookies, and the resulting cookies were divine! I substituted whole wheat pastry flour for the all purpose flour, used old fashioned oats instead of quick oats, and added extra banana to make them extra moist since I subbed whole wheat. I used dark chocolate chips, too.

    I brought them home to my family for Easter and they went crazy for them! They're so good, I posted about them on my blog: http://cookieandkate.com/2011/chocolate-chip-banana-cookies/

    Thank you for the great recipe and inspiration!

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  100. My boyfriend ate a dozen of these cookies within half an hour. I just wanted to thank you for your OUTSTANDING blog too. I'm trying to make every recipe you've posted, and so far I haven't been disappointed. You're amazing!

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  101. Gina, new to this blog and Loving It! I, too, am a food and photography lover. It really is true that we "eat with our eyes first." The beautiful pictures of these dishes want to make me try every recipe! After making a couple of dishes, to find out that they actually taste as good as they look, is fantastic! I baked these cookies today and they are awesome! So hearty and filling with the oats, but
    definitely satisfyingly sweet, too! Thank you and please keep up the good work!

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  102. Thanks Mom Foodie! Taste is far more important than looks :)

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  103. Hi Gina!
    Would the Points change much if I substituted Wheat flour instead of white flour? Thank you!!
    Rachel

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  104. No it would be the same per cookie.

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  105. They just came out of the oven! Awesome!

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  106. These are so adaptable and delicious. I used a gluten free flour blend, coconut palm sugar and a broken up sugar free chocolate bar. They came out fantastic! So tasty and soft. I also subbed cardamom for the cinnamon, which seemed to complement the flavors very nicely.

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  107. Gina, these cookies are life changing!

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  108. I just wanted to let you know that my husband now likes these better than his formerly favorite Betty Crocker mix. :-) I'm with him - the taste is so great! I make half the batch with chocolate chips for him and half with raisins for me. We have them almost every week. You are the best - 14 pounds down so far!

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  109. I made these cookies and added grated carrots, it was fantastic! My husband devours them and keeps telling me that theres no way they can be healthy. I also threw in a little coconut, I know it adds calories but it was too good. I'm thinking I'll try zucchini next time and I also have some butterscotch chips I've been wanting to use for the batch after that... I guess you can tell I intend to keep making these cookies. I'm doing WW and I eat one at lunch and one at dinner, so great!

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  110. Great idea!! I can't wait to try that when my zucchini grows this summer!

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  111. This recipe looks fantastic! As soon as my 3 kids wake up from their nap, we're going to make them together. I've been a member of Weight Watchers for 1.5 years and I've lost 77 lbs. and just became a Lifetime member last week. I adore your site bc of your real food and real ingredients, just in a leaner version. I've made several dishes and plan to make many more. Thank you so much for everything you do on here!! :)

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  112. I think these are my new favorite cookie :) The hardest part was just eating a couple...

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  113. Just made a gluten free version of these cookies! AWESOME! Thanks!

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  114. Wow! These are fantastic! I never would have guessed that they were "skinny"!

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  115. Why is that if you use Splenda the points remain the same?

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  116. I'm not sure, that is what the n.i. read but if you want to double check, see what comes up in recipe builder. Perhaps because the serving is small, so the amount of sugar doesn't effect it for 2.

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  117. i am confused about the servings. it said it made 15 cookies, so i made my cookies big enough to fit 15 on the tray -- but then at the end of the recipe, it says something about 30 cookies. I made 15 cookies with the directions here. how many PPs is that then?

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  118. It makes 15 servings. A serving size is 2 cookies. Since you made them double in size, 1 cookie is 5 points plus.

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  119. Bronwyn from South Africa7/20/11, 12:58 AM

    Made these - so yum! Now my boyfriend insists I make these once a week :-)

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  120. This recipe is beyond good for an oatmeal cookie recipe that is not a calorie bomb! I make these all the time when I'm in need of a good cookie but don't want to feel the guilt. Thanks!

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  121. Another awesome recipe! I doubled the recipe since I have 4 adults and 3 kids staying at my house for a week. Half of the cookies are already gone and it has only been one day. Maybe you should change the name of the recipe to disappearing chocolate chip cookies.

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  122. I just tried this recipe tonight and it turned out great! Chewy, soft and moist.. will definitely make again. Thanks for the recipe!

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  123. These cookies are amazing!! I was shocked at how good they were!! Everyone I have shared them with raves about them :) Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Now this....THIS is a good cookie! I love these cookies and so does my 21 month old toddler.

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  125. You must try this recipe! These are fabulous!!! My family loved these cookies. I love to freeze cookie dough in balls to cook as needed. I am hoping these cookies work for that type of baking. ENJOY!!!

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  126. How many calories would this be if you don't add chocolate chips? Also, how many would it be if you replace the chocolate chips with raisins?

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  127. Just made these last night, and they're awesome!
    I used 1/2 cup dark choc. chips and 1/2 cup of raisins and they came out great. They are very soft (almost a cakey consistency, which I prefer). Thanks for the recipe!

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  128. Thanks for another great recipe, Gina! I made these awesome cookies yesterday! I made them using old fashioned oats and pumpkin instead of apple sauce. They are soooo tasty and my husband has no idea that there is pumpkin in them! You can't taste it at all! ;)

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  129. THE BEST! I make these a lot for my kids and they absolutely love them. My husband, who frowns at anything he knows to be "low fat," loves them too. Problem with these is controlling how many you eat! They freeze well too, though I only end up doing that when I double batch it because they disappear so fast. Sooooo good. Going to make some today and toss in some zucchini since I have lots on hand.

    Anna

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  130. Hello Gina,

    I was wondering how many points will the cookies be if I use raisins or craisins instead of chocolate chips. I really don't like chocolate and I love oatmeal raisin cookies.

    Thanks in advance for answering my questions.

    Monjor23

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  131. You'll have to use recipe builder to see the difference, but I'm guessing it would be the same.

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  132. Yum Yum Yummy! I made these this evening and used whole wheat pastry flour and replaced the regular sugar with agave. I don't do Weight Watchers so I don't understand the points but just know the recipes are healthy and delicious. Since I used agave, I felt it was okay to sneak another half of a cookie. :) Excellent with a hot cup of herbal green tea.

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  133. These are so amazing that I can't believe they are "healthy!"

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  134. these are AMAZING! lovelovelove! oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite and now that i'm on a diet, it's hard to find cookies i enjoy but these definitely filled my sugar cravings...thanks so much for sharing!

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  135. Hard to believe these only have 2 Tbsp of butter in them! They are beyond good! Low fat cookies usually are a disappointment but not these. Do you think that I could substitute almond butter for the butter? Might be fun to try.

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  136. I want to make these so bad right now but i have no apple sauce...what could i use to replace the apple sauce?? please help!

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  137. I made these this evening and used almond butter instead of the butter which really reduces the saturated fat. Also, I used non fat greek yogurt instead of the applesauce. They turned out great- moist and chewy!

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  138. So incredible! My entire family is loving these. I used raisins instead of chocolate because of allergies. I will be making these for years to come. Thank you!

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  139. My family loves these and I've made them with lots of different add ins. Just wondering if there was any way to add some peanut butter and if they'd still turn out. Not too worried about pts. any suggestions?

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  140. What about peanut butter chips? Is there such thing or did I just make that up?

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  141. I modified these pretty heavily, but they still turned out great! I substituted 1/4 c chia gel in place of the egg, used coconut oil instead of butter, halved the sugar, used whole wheat flour, added a teaspoon of cocoa powder, and an extra 2 Tbs of applesauce. I meant to try adding some flaxseed flour, but totally forgot, I guess I'll try that next time! Thanks for such an amazing springboard, looking forward to trying some other recipes on this site! Keep up the great work, Gina!

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  142. I made these cookies and they were amazing!

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  143. Just made these. They are AWESOME!!!! Didn't have the chocolate chips that the recipe called for but did have mini ones. Used a melon ball scoop to make the cookies. When plugged in to recipe builder on WW the cookies were only 1 pt each because they are smaller and I was able to get 48 cookies from one batch.

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  144. I just made these and substituted the flour for more oatmeal and oil for applesauce and they turned out great and taste amazing... crunchy with a slightly chewy middle perfect for the kids lunches. Also your regular chocolate chip cookies are amazing amazing amazing!!

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  145. These were super yummy! I had to make some adjustments because I only had cinnamon applesauce and old fashioned oats on hand. I decided to use them anyway and using just a pinch of ground cinnamon and the cookies still turned out great! Well done, Gina!

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  146. These didn't turn out. I even under baked them and they turned out hard and stale like. DON'T use apple sauce... it doesn't do the trick with cookies!

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  147. Recipe worked perfect for me. I've made about ten batches since first finding the recipe too. I add the egg then cream together with the sugar/butter mixture for about a half a minute, then I add the applesauce and vanilla and cream some more. I've never had a problem and even when over baked they still are softer than most other cookies. Thanks a lot for the recipe

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  148. Do you know how the cal would change if wheat flour was used?

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  149. All I have on hand is cinnamon applesauce. Would that work? Should I use the cinnamon applesauce and just omit the 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon? Would it change the nutrition information at all?

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  150. On the recommendation of a pro cycling friend of mine who sent me the recipe, I followed some of her mods and added my own (credit to Joanne Kiesanowski, Team Tibco To The Top):
    Gluten-Free option-
    Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Gluten-free Flour instead of flour
    Bob's Red Mill double acting baking powder vice the baking powder
    Bob's Red Mill Xanthan Gum, 1 tsp
    Old fashioned or large flake oats 1 cup
    Coach's Steel Cut Oats 1 cup
    High quality dark chocolate chips or raisins
    Convection oven at 325F for 15 minutes

    I can promise that these are among the best gluten free cookies around!

    Cheers
    Derek

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  151. Made these using a banana instead of the apple sauce because that's all I had in the house. They are soooo good and very filling! Fiance and his mates loved them, and his friends didn't even know they were healthy! Thanks!

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  152. YUM!!! Made them last night.... want to make more :)

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  153. I made these on 4 days ago, and they are still chewy! I made them with pumpkin instead of applesauce, and added extra pumpkin spice to bring out the flavor. They are absolutely delicious! This is an excellent recipe, and I will be making ones with raisins soon-Thanks Gina!

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  154. Unbelievable! All the men inhaled these while watching the Giants game Sunday. They're amazing! I used Stevia versus Splenda and I'm making them again this weekend! They're amazing!

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  155. Delicious!

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  156. Gina, just made these - they are amazing. I made some changes and ran it through recipe builder.

    sub 1 medium really ripe banana for applesauce
    sub TJ's 100gm 72% dark choc bar chopped (approx 3/4 cup)
    ADD 2/3 cup mini marshmallows! I was thinking s'mores. Not sure how the marshmallow will be once they cool but slightly cooled from the oven they are awesome!

    Also, at 1 heaping Tbsp (pampered chef small scoop) I got 50 cookies.
    2 for 3 PointsPlus!! :)

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  157. Just made these and they are amazing!!!
    Used half of the sugar (1/4 cup white and 1/4 cup brown) and still deliciously sweet!
    LOVE your website Gina!

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  158. Just took a batch of these out of the oven. YUM!!! Thanks for the recipe :D

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  159. Made these today using 1/2 quick oats and 1/2 old-fashioned oats, because I ran out of quick oats. I also used raisins in place of chocolate chips. They are delicious! My husband couldn't believe they are low fat. Thank you, Gina, for all the effort you put into your recipes.

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  160. FANTASTIC!!! I made these on Monday and they were gone in two days. I omitted the cinnamon since I'm not a fan. Thank you so much for this blog, Gina, I've made a lot of your recipes and they are all delicious!

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  161. I had two macintosh apples that were getting old so I made them into applesauce myself (on the stove), and ended up with about 3/4 cup. Not wanting to waste it, I threw it all in (and skipped the cinnamon)... in nearly 30 years of baking, these are the BEST cookies I've ever made! Thank you!

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  162. Holy Moley! I used half chocolate chips and half butterscotch and I am BLOWN AWAY!!!! They are sooo good! Definitely a new staple in my baking!! THANK YOU!

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  163. Second recipe made from this site (first was the carrot cake YUM). I used Porridge Oats which is a combination of oat flakes, wheat bran, oat bran, and flaxseed instead of the oatmeal and reduced the chocolate chips slightly and threw in 1/3 cup of dried cranberries. I used heaping TBSP's (eyeballed it) and got 16 big cookies. Baked them for 11 mins and took them out when I thought they were underbaked slightly.

    They were perfect and the two that I have left are still moist. I had one today before my work out and still as moist and tasty as they were when I baked them Friday. This recipe is a keeper. I did want to use Agave syrup rather the sugars asked for but was afraid it would make the ingredients too wet?

    Anyhow a very tasty, healthy low fat treat which everyone loved.

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  164. So Good! Taste just like the Kashi dark oatmeal cookies i buy. Now i can make them myself. I didn't use the white sugar. Instead i substituted it for about 5 packets of stevia. Also substituted the all purpose flour for a mixture of all-purpose, whole wheat, and milled flaxseed that added up to a cup. Still came out chewy and sweet. Tna ks.

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  165. These were delish! I didn't have the chocolate chips but added crushed walnuts and raisins how much do you think that effected the points plus if any?

    Thank you
    Bev

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  166. Gina, I love your recipes but I am not a fan of butter. I like to stay away from it which is why I try not to have any in the fridge. Is there something else that would work instead of butter?

    What do you think about adding flax seed to it? I try to add it to baked foods for more nutrition.

    Thanks!

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  167. I don't know how they'll taste when they get out of the oven (as they are baking right now), but man that dough was good!! I didn't have applesauce on hand so i just went ahead and smashed up an overripe banana and that seems to have worked. Thanks for the scrumptious recipe!

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  168. Is that wax paper that is on the baking pan?

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  169. these cookies were amazing! i made them into about 16 large ones - they were extremely delicious and chewy. i can't wait to make them again!

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  170. I love these cookies! Thank you so much! Makes me feel healthy while I still get to eat my sweets :)

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  171. I'm eating these cookies as I write this review. These are delicious! I halved the recipe (because I was short on oats), used all whole wheat flour and all brown sugar. I used a tablespoon to spoon these out and made 19 (so 38 for a full recipe) which makes every 2 cookie serving only 4 points. :) Thanks!

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  172. I made these with pumkin puree in place of the applesauce. Holy moley! AWESOME!!!!

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  173. Just made these today and they turned out great!! I modified the recipe just a little bit-- used white whole-wheat flour, used 2 T. peanut butter instead of butter and used 1 T. truvia instead of white sugar. They made delicious cookies, my kids loved them! Thanks for a yummy recipe : )

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  174. Great recipe! I used white wheat flour and ghee (clarified butter) instead of the all purpose flour and regular butter and they turned out wonderfully. I might try a bit less sugar next time because I don't have much of a sweet tooth (don't tell my boyfriend).

    I have to say I love your blog. I'm not on WW or anything like that, I just find that many recipes and meals are loaded with unnecessary fat, sugar, salt. I personally try to follow ayurvedic principles when cooking and eating and have found your blog very helpful. I think your blog is likely informative to a diverse range of eating styles many of which have the similar goal of eating more a nutrient dense diet.

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  175. STILL love these cookies! My 2 year old helped me with them today and spilled half of the oats on the counter! I added enough to compensate as best as I could. A-OK with me :-) I never get 30 cookies - usually 24, but I still love them! :-D

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  176. Apple sauce isn't a big thing here in Australia, is there something i substitute it with??

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    1. A banana

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    2. You could also make your own. I think Gina has a crock pot recipe for it.

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    3. canola oil

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  177. Amazing! My 4 year old twins , husband and myself ate the whole batch.. I used half stevia/sugar mix for the white sugar

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  178. These are truly delicious. I normally don't love oatmeal cookies but my husband does. These can convert even me!

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  179. My wife and I baked these cookies for the first time about a month ago; they didn't even last 1 week! They are delicious and very chewy, even the next day! We followed recipe almost exactly except that we left out the cinnamon, and used milk chocolate chips instead, still equally delicious!

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  180. These are in my oven right now and I can't wait to try them! They smell absolutely delicious!

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  181. Slightly modified these with dried blueberries for the chocolate chips. Also traded one more tbsp butter for one less tbsp applesauce since the blueberries don't have any fat. Used 50/50 white and wheat flour cause that's what I had. Only got 25 cookies, but plugged my changes into the recipe builder and only 3 points per cookie! Thanks for a great recipe. :)

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  182. These are amazing! I have made them 5 different times and everyone loves them. I do reduce the amount of sugar a little, and only use 1/2 cup DARK chocolate chips. LOVE THEM! THANK YOU

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  183. Made these yesterday and they are YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  184. Made them today. My heaping tablespoons were pretty big, so I got 24 cookies. Delicious!

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  185. My heaping tablespoons were even bigger, got only 12 cookies!
    I followed the recipe exactly, only baked a little longer since mine were way bigger, the result was sooo delicious! Thanks for this great recipe!

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  186. Christina from CT8/5/12, 7:52 PM

    Hi Gina! Another amazing recipe!! My family goes nuts when I make them. I just have to tell you that instead of 1 cup all-purpose flour, I use 1 cup wheat flour and they come out just as good if not better. Plus it makes them even healthier! PS I put 1/2 cup dark choc. chips & 1/2 cup raisins and they are do delicious!!

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  187. Good recipe! I'm not a huge fan of cinnamon, so I think I'll use less or none at all when I make them next, but overall they're wonderful! I didn't have any quick cooking oatmeal, so I just blended some old fashioned in a food processor for a few seconds and they came out perfectly! Thanks again!

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  188. Amazing and chewy. I used the non-dairy chocolate chips and I used old fashioned oats. So delicious, so tasty!!! I love them!!!

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  189. these cookies are heaven on earth!!! they do not taste "diet" at all!!

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  190. So So good!! So moist and chewy and delicious!! The cinnamon and chocolate combination in this cookie makes it absolutely divine...

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  191. Thanks! My three year old helped me make these today. We used whole wheat flour and subbed cornstarch for the baking powder - they turned out yummy!

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  192. These were incredibly delicious and easy to make. I added about 1/4 cup chopped walnuts.

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  193. Hi Gina. Thanks for this terrific recipe. I made these this morning and can't believe how great they are with only 2 Tablespoons of butter. My recipe that I have used in the past uses 2 sticks (16 Tablespoons)...big difference. I did not use a mixer, I just stirred it together. I used less chocolate chips and added raisins and craisins to make up 3/4 cup. Delish!

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