Nearly No Fat Party Cookies ~ Gluten-free option
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Nearly No Fat Party Cookies ~ no cookie should be without a sprinkle or two!
Sprinkles add fun and color to everything even these new Nearly No Fat Party Cookies. Change the colors of sprinkles for every holiday or celebration. You can also change the flavor of chips just remember to read labels for milk and gluten allergies.
As far as the recipe everything is the same as my original Nearly No Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies except that I added sprinkles to replace the chopped walnuts. Of course, you could leave the chopped walnuts in the recipe. In fact, I made some with walnuts and sprinkles too.
Two tablespoons of chopped walnuts are less than 3 WW points. So even if you added 1/4 of a cup it would only add about 1/4 or .25 points to a cookie.
I love the cheeriness sprinkles add to cookies and other baked treats. There is just something very fun about sprinkles…don’t you agree?
To Make Nearly No Fat Party Cookies You Will Need:
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Light brown or dark brown sugar
- Pure vanilla extract
- Milk or a non-dairy type product, I used soy milk
- All-purpose flour or a gluten-free one-to-one baking mix. I used King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure-For-Measure
- Baking powder ~ corn-free if needed.
- Cornstarch ~ Potato Starch for corn-free
- Sprinkles ~ check for a gluten-free product if needed
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini-chocolate chips ~ maybe even some of each
Read on for more delicious cookie ideas using this recipe or any other favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe:
Bottom of the bag cookies:
~Replace all or half of the chocolate chips with the tasty little pieces and crumbs from the bottom of your favorite candy bag. For example, I used innofoods Dark Chocolate Nuggets Coconut & Super Seeds. Here is a picture of my bag.
These cookies were outstanding. My best description would be these were mega chocolate cookies. You can see here the delicious little chunks and pieces that I captured from the bottom of the bag.
~keep a container in the pantry for all the leftover flavored chips, sprinkles, and candy from other recipes and mix everything together. The next time you make cookies replace the chocolate chips with this colorful and tasty mixture for a whole new cookie. People love these and ask for the recipes all the time when I do these mixtures. I call these crazy cookies because they are crazy delicious and are never the same.
Of course, you should remember…there is a point where these cookies lose the “nearly no fat” name if too much is added. But the basic recipe is still nearly fat-free.
Nearly No Fat Party Cookies
- 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup light brown or dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk or a non-dairy type product I used soy milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour or a gluten-free one-to-one baking mix. I used King Arthur Gluten Free Measure-For-Measure
- 2 tsp baking powder corn-free if needed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch potato starch for corn-free
- 3 Tbsp sprinkles ~ check for a gluten-free product if needed
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or mini-chocolate chips ~ maybe even some of each
- Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone sheets. These cookies have a tendency to stick a bit.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the first four ingredients. Mix well.
- In a small bowl add flour, baking powder, salt, and cornstarch. Stir to combine ingredients. Add this mixture to the applesauce mixture. Stir to combine.
- Fold in sprinkles and chocolate chips.
- I use a medium-sized scoop to drop the batter onto the prepared baking pans. Flatten just ever so slightly and bake for about 14 minutes.
- Let cookies sit a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack.
- Go ahead and enjoy a warm cookie but just be careful the melted chocolate is hot when cookies are fresh from the oven!
- And remember these nearly no fat party cookies are soft even when they are frozen.
You might also like to try Nearly No Fat Smore’s Cookies.
This recipe was inspired by Chocolate Covered Katie.