Triple Chocolate Applesauce Cookies

Cookies created with a triple amount of chocolate within.  The applesauce makes these chocolaty cookies amazingly moist and chewy!

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The best way in which I can describe these cookies, they are not like your regular chocolate cookie.  These are so very moist, and yet chewy.  I guess, like taking a bite out of a really good brownie.  These cookies pretty much melt right in your mouth!

There are a few ways how I got these Triple Chocolate Applesauce Cookies to where they are very moist, soft, and chewy… and chocolaty!

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When I was creating these cookies, I used cake flour–  instead of the regular all-purpose flour.  The reason being, I wanted a tender and delicate texture in the cookie.  Cake flour has a fine texture and high starch content compared to all-purpose flour.  Don’t be fooled… it’s not just for cakes!  

I added more unsweetened baking cocoa powder to the flour than you normally would think to add.  Because, baking cocoa powder is like flour– a powder.  I wanted these cookies chocolaty!  But, not taste like it was full of flour.

To get these cookies more on the even more chocolaty side, I added melted chocolate to the batter.  There’s also chocolate chips inside, as well!  Which is how it is Triple Chocolate.

Applesauce gives these cookies the moistness needed with all the chocolate.  If you have never cooked with applesauce before, be assured you do not taste it in the cookie at all.  The applesauce is mainly in there for the texture content.

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Drizzle some melted chocolate on the tops of each cookie.  This part is totally optional.  But it’s fun and gives the cookies a little bit more personality, don’t you think?  

Let’s just chocolate these right up!

Baking cookies are one of my most very favorite things to do in the kitchen.  What is your most favorite thing to do or make in the kitchen?

Triple Chocolate Applesauce Cookies
Cookies created with a triple amount of chocolate within. Applesauce is what makes these chocolaty cookies amazingly moist and chewy! Makes about 3 medium size dozen cookies.
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  1. 1/2 cup butter, room temperature (use the real stuff!)
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  6. 1 cup applesauce
  7. 4 ounces melted chocolate (milk chocolate, semi sweet, or dark)
  8. 1 3/4 cups cake flour, sifted
  9. 3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa powder
  10. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  13. 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  14. 2 ounces melted chocolate for top drizzles (optional)
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in the egg and yolk.
  3. Add the vanilla, applesauce, and 4 ounces of melted chocolate.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the cake flour. Add in the baking cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk all of the dry ingredients together.
  5. Slowly add the flour into the mixing bowl of wet ingredients. Do not over mix.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Refrigerate cookie batter for 15-30 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Place parchment paper or silicon mat onto your baking sheet and place the cookies about 1 1/2 inches apart from each other. (Use a medium cookie scoop or two spoons.)
  10. Bake 12-14 minutes.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5-7 minutes. They will finish setting up to put onto a cooling rack.
  12. Drizzle 2 more ounces of melted chocolate on the cooled cookies. (Optional.)
  13. Enjoy!
  1. Store in an air tight container and cookies will stay soft up to 4 days.
Simply Gloria
One bite of these chocolaty cookies ….and you’ll be in chocolate bliss!

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 Enjoy, my friends!

 *Triple Chocolate Applesauce Cookies were shared with {The Inspiration Network} & {The Best Blog Recipes} & {Design Dining Diapers} & {Happy Valley Chow} & {Sewlicious Home Decor}


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  1. Bonnie says

    Hi Gloria, I have read the recipe twice and I don’t see where the cup of chocolate chips go in.
    Did I miss it some where?

    • says

      Bonnie, thank you for bringing this to my attention! I think I had overload chocolate on the brain that day while typing *chocolate* over and over…that I spaced out the fun part– the chocolate chips. (hehe)
      Just updated the recipe, thank you!

  2. says

    Gloria, this is a great recipe! I love that you used cake flour and the addition of applesauce is a genius idea! I love soft cookies the best – and triple chocolate, oh yes! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and of course, pinning! Happy Thursday!
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  3. says

    I’ve never tried applesauce in a cookie, but this looks like the place to start! These cookies look so chocolatey and gooey…cake flour sounds like a great idea! Pinning, Gloria — I need to try these!
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    • says

      Nancy, I love using cake flour in a lot of things besides cakes. Just play with it. Maybe by putting some all purpose flour in a recipe and adding some cake flour with it makes a difference. A more tender texture. I use it in biscuits, pancakes, and other stuff. Go for it!

    • says

      Julie, but I don’t know which place would be better…. the brrrr chilly snow or the gaters crawling around! (=
      I’d definitely trade you for those Nutella PB cookies you made!

    • says

      Lisa, you would really dig these then. So funny how you were on the brownie kind of cookie about the same time …. great minds (or shall I say, blondes!) think alike! Hope you’re having a great cocktail tonight… have one for me!

  4. Jennie says

    These like amazing! What kind of chocolate did you melt for the batter and for pouring over the top? Milk chocolate?

    • says

      Jennie, I did use milk chocolate. The kind that are in the melting cubes. (Each cube is 2 ounces.) But, you could really use any kind of chocolate. I’ve even used all dark chocolate before… the baking cocoa, the melted inside the batter, and the drizzle was all dark chocolate. Either way, it’s really delish! Have fun baking up a batch… and eating them! Enjoy. (=

  5. says

    Gloria, I’m not sure if you got this or not my Internet crashed…so if you did just delete this one! But I wanted to let you know I featured these today in a chocolate roundup! You can see here!

    Thanks so much for sharing it!


  6. Wendy says

    Gloria! These look so yummy! I have been using applesauce for years in cookies/breads for years. I always use unsweetened in place of oil when I can as I feel it is much more healthy and keeps baked goods so moist! Thanks for sharing. And I was thinking of how you could make these POP for more holidays! You could use White chocolate and color it to match: Red for Valentine’s, Green for St. Patrick’s, , Red, White and Blue for Memorial Day and July 4th, etc. You get the idea! And melt peanut butter chips, etc. and drizzle too! What ever mix you love! These are the perfect cookie! Thanks for sharing!


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