Recipe by Chef Doodle
Modified from a recipe from lifescript.com
Top Review by rosie4540
Calling these cookies is a little generous, they taste more like an oat muffin to me. However,considering these are meant to be more healty, you can't compare to a normal oatmeal cookie. They are good for what they are but I have some suggestions that I learned from making them. They will not spread at all like a normal cookie, so I would recommend flattening them before baking. Whatever shape you put in the oven is what they will come out looking like. I added walnuts and a raisin assortment which was nice. After the first batch I added cinnamon to the batter because I thought it was a bit bland. They recipes is forgiving and if you like spices I think allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon would work nicely. I made this for my boyfriend who doesn't like sweets so I cut the sugar in half which was still good but may also be contributing to why this is tasting like a muffin. They baked for about 8 minutes in my oven.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.