Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cookies and Applesauce

I have been craving oatmeal cookies for a while, so I decided to create a recipe that would allow me to indulge.  Nothing like a 10 mile run with a speed workout mixed in to give the perfect excuse for some pre-work baking :)

I took a couple of recipes, mixed and matched, and came up with what are officially my favorite oatmeal cookes...yes, I had one as my mid-morning snack. (How could I not taste test before writing it up, and, SERIOUSLY, you would have done the same thing...fresh from the oven goodness)

Applesauce Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 
  • Cooking spray

  • 1 cup all purpose flour (I actually used a wheat baking flour from WF bulk)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 T whipped butter (you could probably use regular butter, but it increases the fat)

  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice (aka sugar)

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (I used 365 unsweetened)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1-1/3 cups rolled oats (not quick)

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • Heat the oven to 375°F. Lightly coat two baking sheets with cooking spray. Cream the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the applesauce, egg and vanilla then 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 spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets about two inches apart. Bake until slightly golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool baking sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes, then remove the cookies and cool completely. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

    Each cookie has 145 calories and 1.5g of fat and they tasted like little cakes, YUM!!

    Enjoy the cookies and the beautiful Austin day!

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