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This is a minimized and scaled-down version of the recipe that appears under the lid of the Quaker Oats tube. Less Fat and Less Sugar, More Flavor! Great "cookie" for kids!
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup applesauce (I recommend natural unsweetened applesauce)
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄8 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash cardamom (optional)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 3⁄4 cups oatmeal
- 3⁄4 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugars together by beating on high speed for 1-2 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla. Continue beating until incorporated.
- Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom (if using), and salt in separate bowl. While beating previous mixture, slowly add dry ingredients.
- Using a large spoon, stir in oatmeal and raisins (dried fruits).
- Dollop a Tbsp amount of cookie dough on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until center appears to be set (may still look slightly moist in middle).
- Let rest on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling wire rack.