Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup honey
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup light or reduced calorie margarine
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup oats (quick cooking)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream honey, applesauce and margarine in large mixing bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in the egg whites, individually, then add vanilla extract. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to honey mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips and the nuts. Heap teaspoonfuls of the dough mixture onto lightly greased or oiled cookie sheets. Place cookie sheet on top or middle rack in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let cookies stand for 1 minute and then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.

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