Since canning our Applesauce in the Fall, I've been on the look out for recipes using applesauce.
These are really GOOD cookies. When I first baked them, I told my husband that I messed them up and the recipe didn't work out for me. They were not holding together and I just figured I did something wrong.
When they cooled completely, we just couldn't stop eating them. They are so chewy and full of so many good things! I never thought Dan would go for the Craisins, but he loved them. They key was to let them cool completely--which is so hard sometimes!
They are definitely making it in the Recipe Book :)
I adjusted the temperature to 350 degrees and baked my cookies a little longer than the original recipe. You could also add walnuts and dark chocolate chips. I think this is one of those recipes that you can add lots of different things to change it up a bit.
I think macadamia nuts, white chocolate, dark chocolate chips and Craisins would be dreamy too! I also skipped the nutmeg and instead of regular applesauce we used our cinnamon applesauce.
Applesauce Oatie Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups quick oats
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup cinnamon applesauce
1 cup Craisins
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Whisk together, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and oats. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla and applesauce. Gradually add dry ingredients. Fold in Craisins, pecans and chocolate chips.
Bake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking stone for 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Source: adapted from Allrecipes.com