Thursday, May 5, 2016

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cookies

Two of my brothers, one sister, and I are heading out on a two week road trip on Saturday. It will be my first time in California, and we're planning to stop at Yellowstone on the way, and then Yosemite and Death Valley. I have baked up a bunch of treats for the trip, and I still have some baking to do. Gluten free road trips are possible, but some planning just needs to go in beforehand.

I will be absent from my blog for the next couple of weeks, so here is a super delicious recipe to hold you over until I get back!

If you are looking for something a bit different than your average chocolate chip cookies, but you want something similar to them, then you need to try these gluten free chocolate chip applesauce cookies. They are soft, light and cake-like. They have a slight applesauce flavor, and are packed full of chocolate chips.

These delicious cookies were quickly devoured, and I can't wait to make them again.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed Meal
  • 1/2 Cup Applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Heat water about 20 seconds in microwave. Add flaxseed meal and set aside 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat 400 degrees.
  3. In a small bowl, combine applesauce and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Whisk together.
  5. In your mixer bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Add flax-egg and vanilla to butter/sugar mixture. Beat.
  7. Add the applesauce/baking soda mixture to wet mixture and beat again.
  8. Add dry ingredients and beat again.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips.
  10. Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
Adapted from this recipe.

Go ahead and try them, I know you'll love them!


  1. Yum - I have been trying to get a cake-like vegan and GF cookie forever, so I going to have to try these! And you're going to love Cali!

  2. Applesauce is always the way to go for a good moist cookie!

  3. One can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. ;) I love the applesauce in this one! Thanks for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays, Bethany! :)

  4. These cookies look super delicious! Love the addition of the apple sauce!