Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

November 12th, 2007

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 C uncooked rolled oats
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/3 C dried apple slices, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 T plus 1 t canola or ocrn oil
  • 1/4 t Vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly spray two baking sheets with vegetable oil spray.

Place a strainer over a medium bowl.  Pour the appplesauce into the strainer and let drain for about 10 minutes.  Discard the liquid.

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. 

In a  separate bowl, stir together the dried apples, sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla.  Stir the drained applesauce into the apple mixture.  Stir into the oat mixture.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart, onto the baking sheets.  Using clean hands and / or the back of a spoon, flatten the cookies into 1/4 inch thickness.  (The dough will be sticky.)

Bake for 122-15 miutes, or until the cookeis begin to look brown.  Leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes, or until the cookies hold their shape, before transferring to a cooling rack.  Let cool completely.

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