Pureed apple sauce adds moisture, lightness and a sweet flavour to traditional chocolate chip biscuits. Use whatever kind of nuts you prefer.
I followed the recipe exactly, only adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder and ommiting the chocolate bar. I also used half the amount of dark chocolate chips. The flavor of the cookies is good, but they were VERY VERY dry. Using the agave nectar probably added the much needed moisture to the dough. I plan on trying these again either with agave or more applesauce. - 10 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I didn't grind the oats because I like the texture the whole oat brings to a cookie. Instead of using Splenda- I used 1/4 cup organic agave nectar and a little under 1/2 cup light brown sugar. Turned out great! - 30 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)