Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies



Yesterday afternoon, it was absolutely frigid outside & I wanted to warm up the house with some baking. Going to the store was out of the question, and I knew I was out of butter. Then a lightbulb went off in my head & I realized I had a ton of homemade applesauce that I could substitute. After scouring Pinterest, I ended up modifying this recipe to suit what I had in my own kitchen. I ended up with a cookie that is soft, chewy, and just sweet enough to hit the spot! 

The results were not only delicious, but a whole lot healthier than I expected. After punching my recipe into a calorie calculator, I discovered each of these has less than 50 calories each! That's a major kitchen victory! 

Ingredients: 

  • Dry 
    • 2 cups flour 
    • 1 cup oats 
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp salt 

  • Wet 
    • 1 egg 
    • 3/4 cup cinnamon applesauce 
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • Icing
    • 1 cup confectionery sugar
    • 2 tbsp milk
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla 

Directions: 
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients together. 
  3. Slowly pour & mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients, until a dough mixture is formed. 
  4. Chill dough for a minimum of 30 minutes. 
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Using a spoon, form dough into 1 inch balls. The recipe should make about 3 dozen. 
  7. Bake cookies on a baking stone or a non-stick cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes. 
  8. While the cookies bake, make your icing by combining all 3 ingredients together. It should be runny so that you can drizzle it over top of the cookies. 
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven & transfer them to a rack to cool. 
  10. When all cookies are out, drizzle your icing over top! 


1 comment:

  1. These sound so good! I can't wait to try these with my babies!!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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