Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
4 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 325°.  Cream together the butter, apple sauce, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Mix in the quick oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for about 12 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.