These floating chocolate chip applesauce cookies are the same cookies my grandma would make us when we were kids. Every year when we would come to visit, she would load up her McCoy green jug cookie jar so we always knew where to find them. She didn’t call them floating, but that is the best way I know how to describe their texture and how you feel when you eat them. They are moist, spongy and chocolatey without being too rich. It was always a fight to the death for the last one!
Place 1 to 2 TBSP of cookie dough on a baking sheet about two inches apart. Bake in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10-17 minutes.
Cook times vary with ovens, so you want to watch for browning on the pokey corners of the cookies. These cookies stay fatter and puffier than regular chocolate chip cookies, so they won’t look all the way done. The bottoms should be light golden brown when done.
After cooling, store in an air-tight container. Makes about 3 dozen cookies!