1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup light butter, softened
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup Stevia (a natural sweetener)
1/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/4 cup egg beaters
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
2.Grind oats in a blender. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter in a large bowl. Add unsweetened applesauce, Stevia, brown sugar, eggbeaters and vanilla; beat until smooth. Continue mixing and add the dry ingredients slowly, beating on low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
3.Using a cookie scoop, drop batter onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes. Cool the cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.