Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 18 mins
Dietary guidance: v
3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup apple sauce, instead of shortening!
1 teaspoon maple or caramel extract
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Set oven to 350°.
Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
Prepare/grease a large cookie sheet.
Cream sugars with butter and shortening (about 2 minutes).
Beat in egg and maple extract.
In a bowl, sift dry ingredients, and add to the creamed mixture; beat until combined.
Add in the chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (don't overbake!).
Cool and remove to a wire rack.