Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In keeping with the fall season and the availability of fresh apples, here is another healthy cookie to feed your family. Humm....are cookies really healthy? In our family, we label everything in the cookie to make it count as a healthy part of our diet. A little stretching if you are nutritionist, but these really are on the healthy side. :) These are really good cookies. My grandkids were over and kept asking for more cookies. Because they were so healthy, I let them eat lots! They thought they had really pulled one over on their grandma who kept saying 'yes' when they asked for cookies!

Recipe from Sensible Cooking Cookbook (click here to learn more)
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2 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp honey *
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup whole pastry wheat flour (click here)
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/3 cup chopped apples OR applesauce
1/4 cup raisins

Using Bosch mixer with cookie paddles (click here) cream butter, honey and egg. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Edges of cookie should be brown and slightly soft in the center. Makes 16 medium cookies.

Note from Paula: If you are using honey, this makes the cookies the healthy label. Honey will make the cookie be soft and chewy. If you like a more crunchy cookie, use 2/3 cup raw sugar.

If you let the dough set about 5 minutes before scooping the dough onto the cookie sheet, it will be firmer.

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