Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s been a very busy weekend. On Friday, my little brother graduated from high school (as #4 in his class! so proud) so we went to that and then my parents had a party at their house afterwards. Saturday was spend running errands, and we had time at the end of the day to relax at the pool for an hour or so. Today has been full of grocery shopping and recipe testing! 

Today I’m sharing my recipe for the Welch’s Recipe Contest. This contest is for dietitians and Welch’s challenged us to create family-friendly recipes using a Welch’s 100% Grape Juice Product.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice Reduction

I received free coupons for Welch’s grape juice product. By posting this recipe, I am eligible to win prizes with the Welch’s Recipe Contest. I was not compensated for my time.

I decided to get a little creative in the kitchen and try to make cookies with juice instead of sugar!  

Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice Reduction

To make the juice reduction, I let a can of frozen white grape juice concentrate simmer on the stove top for about 35 minutes. It reduces by about 1/3, and will stick to the spoon slightly. Since the juice concentrate is 100% fruit juice, we don’t have to worry about added sugars.  

Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice Reduction

Using juice instead of sugar changes the texture– these cookies are very soft, almost cupcake-like in texture. They’re very sweet and have a slight fruity flavor! I played up the fruit flavor by adding some raspberry preserves.  

Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice Reduction

 The mini chocolate chips add a nice contrast to the fruity flavor. 

Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice Reduction

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 Here’s the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice! 

Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweetened with White Grape Juice Reduction
  1. 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 tspbaking powder
  3. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1 11.5oz can frozen Welch's 100% White Grape Juice Concentrate
  7. 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  8. 2 tsp vanilla
  9. 1 Tbsp raspberry preserves
  10. 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. In a small pot over the stove, simmer the juice concentrate until reduced by 1/3. This will take about 35 minutes. Cool to room temperature before using.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the butter, juice reduction, applesauce, raspberry preserves, and vanilla. In batches, combine the dry and wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Using a tablespoon, place the cookie batter 2" apart on the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for ten minutes.
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  1. This recipe is so intriguing! A+ for creativity, Emily! I certainly think you should win a prize for entering the recipe contest. I remember the classic Welch’s grape juice the most from childhood when I had it occasionally at school parties or friend’s houses. But I had the white grape juice a few times and think I liked it even more!

    1. Thanks, Kaylin! :) I like the white grape juice better as well. I used to drink it all the time as a kid! haha :P

  2. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says:

    Such a creative recipe Emily! I will never, not EVER, pass up a chocolate chip cookie. You had me at cookie! Oh and I think they would taste great with a glass of grape juice too!

    1. Thanks Katie! They’re moist and delicious! :)

  3. Clever idea! I’ve never thought of using a juice reduction to sweeten desserts. I’ll have to try with my leftover Welch’s grape juice!

    1. Its an interesting and tasty substitution!

  4. This is such a fun twist! They must taste so sweet and gra(p)t ;)

    1. They definitely have a fruity and sweet taste!

  5. These look so soft and moist. And full of chocolate chips! Such a creative use of grape juice!

    1. Thanks Jessica! They are very moist and soft, much like a soft cake or muffin. A different texture, but very delish!

  6. This is such a creative recipe.. The cookies look delicious!

    1. Thanks Jennifer!

  7. Barbara says:

    Where on earth have you been able to find Welch’s 100% white grape juice concentrate? Every store I try no longer carries it. I would buy it on the internet and pay any amount of shipping.

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