It's an oatmeal cookie, so it's healthy, right? Well, it was worth a shot. Rich in chocolate but homey with oats, I love having this cookie dough for Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies on hand in the freezer for those days when I need a chocolate pick me up.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter until light and creamy. Mix in the brown and granulated sugars, cream for about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated. Add the applesauce and mix well.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Add to the mixing bowl on low speed until just combined. Stir in the oats and chocolate chunks.
Using a small ice cream scoop (or similar), form rounded balls of dough about 2 tablespoons each and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray two inches apart. Extra dough can be freezed for later baking, if you wish. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cookies are baked through but not dry. Remove from oven and let it rest for about 1 minute on the tray. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.