It’s difficult to manage my sweet tooth while I am trying to cut down on calories. One of my newest things is to substitute half or more butter a dessert recipe calls for with applesauce. I’ve made this very popular recipe Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I (from allrecipes.com), but this time I made my own substitutions.
Rather than use the 3/4 cup of butter, I substituted 1/2 cup of applesauce and only put 1/4 cup of butter. I cut down the white sugar to 1/2 cup, and since I didn’t have vanilla extract I substituted with cognac. Lastly, I only baked the cookies for 8 minutes.
The cookies are soooooo chewy. They looked a little undercooked when I took them out, but they hardened as they cooled. If I want them crispier, next time I will cook them for 9-10 minutes. I definitely prefer chewy though! 🙂
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