Friday, April 1, 2011

Oatmeal Cookies for a Sweet Weekend

I love a good oatmeal cookie and I am always on the lookout for a recipe.

These cookies have a nice chewy texture and great oaty flavor.  The recipe calls for applesauce and I substituted coconut oil for the 4 tablespoons of butter in the dough.  

I used an ice cream scoop as suggested for uniform small size.

Maple syrup flavors the light glaze.

Iced Oatmeal Cookies with Golden Raisins and Applesauce
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (or substitute coconut oil)
1 large egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins (or try dried cherries or other dried fruit)
1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Put sugars and butter (or coconut oil) in bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment.  Mix on low speed until combined.  Add egg and applesauce; mix until will combined, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix until well combined.  Mix in raisins or dried fruit.

Using small (1 1/2 tablespoon) ice-cream scoop, make balls of dough, and place them 2 inches apart on parchment-paper lined baking sheets.

Bake until golden and just set, 13-15 minutes.  Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes.  Transfer to wire rack set over parchment paper to cool completely.

Whisk confectioners' sugar with syrup and 3 tablespoons water until smooth.  Drizzle icing over cookie; let set. 
Have a sweet weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of iced oatmeal cookies, may have to try this one!!


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