A great choice for breakfast on the run, but also good with a relaxing cup of coffee.Originally from Weight Watchers, I've tweaked the recipe to suit my taste. 1 cookie = 2 points (If you omit the walnuts, they are 1 point each.)
- 1⁄4 cup light butter
- 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 1⁄2 cups wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon table salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 cups uncooked old fashioned oats (or quick)
- 1⁄2 cup apple, chopped (or dried apples)
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer; beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs and beat for 30 seconds; add applesauce and beat just to mix.
- In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda; add to mixer and beat to form batter. Mix in oats. Add apples, cranberries and walnuts; combine by hand.
- Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons 1 inch apart. Bake until cookies are lightly browned and firm, about 13 to 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes. Move to wire rack and cool completely. Note: Store leftovers in an airtight plastic bag or container in the freezer.
These were pretty amazing. I used 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend instead of the regular brown sugar. They're cakey, yet chewy. Under the points plus system, these came out to 2 pts . I can't wait to try and make a banana version! Thanks for sharing!
I give this recipe five stars. This is the best "healthy" cookie I have ever tasted. It took me 20 minutes to put it together before work this morning. I used Splenda brown sugar rather than regular brown sugar. My co-workers gave this one a "thumbs up".