Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies are moist  old-fashioned spice cookies with applesauce,  oats, raisins,  apple bits, and walnuts.
Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

By  Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies is my recipe of the day.  September has arrived and for this month, I am sharing something that captures the spirit of Fall for me- with apples, raisins, nuts and spices.

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Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

This has a moist old-fashioned spice flavor. And it’s reminiscent of oatmeal cookies mixed with Hermit cookies. Both of which are favorites for me. It’s the first time  I have tried mixing applesauce and apple bits together in one cookie. And the results are very good. It’s a moist chewy cookie. Not crisp like a sugar cookie.   But that also helps it stay fresh  a little longer.

I’d  worried that using the apples with the applesauce might make it too wet. But a careful balancing with the amount of oats got me to the consistency of dough I was looking for. I don’t know how to describe it really. It has that certain  thickness and chunkiness that makes a good oatmeal spice cookie. I know it when I see it–it’s a sight drilled into my brain since I have been making cookies of this general type since I was a kid.

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

 

My guinea pigs all loved them–they have been inquiring wildly when I will be on a baking jag again. (My guinea pigs are those who eat the excess desserts I have- Bill and I most certainly eat all of these!) It helps that I get occasional baking   products mailed to me.

As a blogger, I have to be thinking a bit ahead for these holidays that are coming up. Things in the kitchen move way too fast! If you can imagine it,   I am already planning things I will be  making in January of 2018.

But for now, I hope these fill  that  empty spot that happens around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when the schoolkids are piling in after a hard day of studying.  And  these should certainly take them through the afternoon hours of homework  until dinner is served.

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Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

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Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

Sue Lau
5 from 10 votes
Total Time 1 hr
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 56
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cream together softened butter and sugars in a mixing bowl.
  • Add egg,  applesauce and vanilla, mixing until blended.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, stirring in the oats to mix.
  • Add flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until mixed.
  • Fold in the walnuts, raisins and apple pieces.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls  or a cookie scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden and lightly firm.
  • Cool on wire racks, then store in a cookie jar or airtight container.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.3mg
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4 responses

  1. I like the use of dried apples in the recipe. We have 5 apple trees and I am always looking for ways to use apples. One thing I have done with them is to dry them. I am glad to find a recipe that uses them up! Thanks for being a part of the Fill The Cookie Jar group. I love seeing what you bring to the party.

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