Monday, November 17, 2008

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies...

So officially they are called Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies... But I couldn't afford to go buy pure maple syrup so I made the recipe and changed what I needed to with what I had on hand. I got the recipe from Martha Stewart.Com.. the daily email I get from her cookie a day thing. It sounded too good, and I knew I had Chunky Applesauce at home. So I made them for Book Marked Recipes. Which I haven't done in quite sometime. Hopefully I will be able to do this event again at least a couple times a month.
So for the recipe what I did different, I didn't have raisins on hand.. but I had a half a bag of cinnamon chips and butterscotch chips. and they didn't get iced but next time they will!!

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 lg egg
1/2 cup chunky-style applesauce
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp coarse salt
1 c golden raisins ( didn't have so used the chips in place of them.)
( I also added a sprinkle of cinnamon plus spice cause I like that in my cookies!!)
1 3/4 c confectioner's sugar
3 tbsp pure maple syrup

1. Make cookies: Preheat oven to 350. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until combined. Add egg and applesauce, mix until well blended, 2-3 minutes. Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt (and spices if you want). Mix in raisins ( or the chips and/or nuts..which I so want to do next time!!)
2.Using a 1 1/2 inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13-15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over parchment paper; let cool completely.
3.Make icing: Whisk confectioner's sugar, syrup and 3 tbsp water until smooth. Drissle over cookies, let set.I must say they were tasty cookies. And I am totally gonna get me some maple syrup cause I have got to try them with the icing!! The room mate thought they were gonna be weird cause I added the chips.. his words were " those are great cookies!! perfectly baked!" I have noticed that when ever he wrinkles that nose and says it may be weird he ends up loving it lol. They are super soft and damn tasty!! Definitely try them!!
Thanks Martha for a great Recipe and Thanks Ruth for the great event!!