Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (A.k.a. Meag's Perfect Cookie)
I created this recipe with my daughter after a conversation with my sister, Meagan, about her idea of a perfect oatmeal cookie. This is a cookie you can feel good about giving your kids. They are very moist and fluffy and taste even better the days after being baked. These are very adaptable so feel free to substitute chocolate chips and a bit of lemon zest for the raisins or add some cranberries and sliced almonds for some added fun!
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄3 cup applesauce
- 1⁄4 cup flax seed meal
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (I let my 3 yr old shake in as much as she wants)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cream together butter, applesauce and brown sugar.
- add flax seed meal and vanilla.
- Mix in eggs, one at a time.
- Add flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix until fully incorporated then mix in raisins.
- Place spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
MY PRIVATE NOTES
RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
So Delicious!!!!! I did make some changes. This basically became a game of what do I have in my kitchen. I only had 1/4 cup of butter so I substituted the rest with applesauce. I only had 1.5 cups of rolled oats so I substituted 1/2 cup of quick oats. I only had 1/2 cup of brown sugar so I added 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup. I also only had sultanas. These cookies turned out amazing! Moist and tasty! I will definitely be making this again.Reply
Thank you delicious and now far less guilty of a treat. i used light margarine, plum sauce for the apple. whole rye for the whole wheat. I halved the brown sugar and subbed in sweet n low. the dough texture was a little dry, so they didnt' spread. the baked as shape dropped. i'm sure due to my not perfect measuring. great taste.Reply