Well, almost. Perhaps they should be called Almost Fat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. There is a small amount of naturally occurring fat in them. Even so, they are very tasty. When we started this Whole Food Plant Based Diet I was a little worried that we would never eat anything tasty again. A trifle melodramatic perhaps but change is not really a strength of mine. These cookies took that fear away. They are the perfect, easy treat and no one has complained. I even took them to some friends who needed a lift and they loved them.
These cookies were created after reading a few cookbooks to find some good healthy desserts. The Happy Herbivore cookbook was particularly useful and it was the jumping point for this particular recipe. If you haven’t checked it out, do so. It’s got great, whole food recipes that everyone in my family (even the carnivores) have enjoyed. I hope you like them, we sure do!
(Almost) Fat Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 scant c applesauce
- 1/2 c heaping maple sugar or 1/2 c packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 c soy milk
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 c whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Combine the applesauce, sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and milk in a large bowl
- Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cornstarch and cinnamon in a medium size bowl.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.
- Stir in the chips
- Place spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes
- Cool on a wire baking rack.
- This makes 18 huge cookies. I like a big cookie. It’s nice when you can say you just had one!
- I’ve also made 24 cookies out of the batch and they were also very good but may require slightly less cooking time. Just watch them a little more carefully.