Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
Modified from a recipe from lifescript.com
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄3 cups rolled oats
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- Heat the oven to 375°F Lightly grease cooking sheet.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the applesauce, egg and vanilla and mix until blended about 2 minutes. Add the flour to the applesauce mixture and mix well. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the oats and raisins.
- Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets about two inches apart.
- Bake until slightly golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.
- Remove the baking sheets from the oven and cool on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove the cookies and cool completely.
These were good and easy. I used dried cherries because that is what I had. They baked for 8 minutes in my oven.
Great cookie! We did some substitutions, though: we used all purpose flour, and used craisins in place of the raisins. Absolutely fabulous! We will make this again - especially for the ones that don't like chocolate (GASP!). We doubled it and it made 27 3-inch cookies. Very fluffy, too (which is perfect for this type of cookie, where I usually don't like cake-like cookies).
5 stars for adaptability and chewy goodness! I actually started off making applesauce low fat brownies and then realized I was out of cocoa midway through! Luckily, I found your recipe which was quite similar. Since I already had 3/4 cup applesauce in my mixture I just kept adding oats until it started sticking, then, because they still weren't sticking very well and I didn't want to keep adding more oats, I stirred in about 1/4 cup natural peanut butter. They turned out fantastic! 10 min. was perfect in my oven and I had 26 large cookies. Also, don't be fooled by the higher fat/calorie content listed. That's for four servings, meaning you'd be eating six cookies (though, let's be honest, that does seem quite accurate, now doesn't it?) ;)