A while back I shared with you my all time favorite cookie. A delicious homemade Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. Well, Sweet Girl and I had a craving and made them again last week with one little change. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of vegetable shortening. We didn’t have any in the house and I really had no desire to use vegetable shortening anyway. We decided to replace the shortening with applesauce in the recipe, we had done it before and it worked out great so why not try it here?
The result was an amazing cookie! Actually, they were more of a muffin like cookie. By that I mean they were so fluffy on the inside- here can you see what I mean in this picture?
They actually tasted very similar to a breakfast cookie. I probably would have let the kids eat them for breakfast if they didn’t have 2 cups of sugar in them (but now that I think about it – that is 2 cups in about 40 cookies so maybe next time we can alter them a little more and have them for breakfast.)
We made these with jumbo semi-sweet chocolate chips and they melted so perfectly inside these muffin like cookies. These are now our new favorite homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and will be made quite often in this house …. like maybe again this week…enjoy!!!