This recipe is from a friend, who got it from a friend....so I'm really not sure who to credit for this! These are rather healthy, and rather tasty. Don't expect them to taste like a traditional fruity cookie - without the oil, you're just setting yourself up for disappointment. Rather, think of it as...a healthy bowl of oatmeal, you can hold in the palm of your hand!
(Oh, these are called One Way Cookies because if you take them to a party...they won't be coming home!)
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups unsweetened applesauce (you can substitute pureed pumpkin for part of the applesauce)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup flax seed
8 egg whites (we used four whole eggs, since "non fat" wasn't our primary objective)
6 cups regular oats
Combine wet ingredients with sugar. Add dry ingredients, ending with oats and chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. We used a mini ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookies, and this made nearly 12 dozen cookies. Luckily, these hold up great in the freezer, and they thaw in a flash.