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Applesauce for oil?

I love to make home made cookies. It's really one of my favorite things. For some time I was using applesauce in place of the oil in an effort to cut the fat, but the cookies just never tasted (or felt) the same -- and I just reverted back to the original recipe. But now I have recently learned that I was just doing it all wrong.

So, if you want to cut the fat, but still want tasty baked goods, then try these tips:

  • Use unsweetened applesauce.
  • Only replace half of the fat, not all of it.
  • Drain the applesauce for 5 to 10 minutes in a colander. If your colander has big holes, line it with paper towels.
  • You may want to try reducing the sugar content by a tad, since applesauce is naturally sweet.
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