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!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 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
- 1 cup confectionery sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients together.
- Slowly pour & mix the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients, until a dough mixture is formed.
- Chill dough for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Using a spoon, form dough into 1 inch balls. The recipe should make about 3 dozen.
- Bake cookies on a baking stone or a non-stick cookie sheet for 10 to 12 minutes.
- 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.
- Remove the cookies from the oven & transfer them to a rack to cool.
- When all cookies are out, drizzle your icing over top!