As with most of my recipes, I have been making this cookie for years. I like that it does not contain any butter, eggs, or a veggie friendly substitute for either. I don't remember exactly where I found the original recipe, but I have modified it a bit by cutting back on the sugar and adding a little more applesauce.
**To make a gluten free version use a gluten free all purpose flour substitute such as Bob's Red Mill for the 3/4 cup flour.
FAT FREE OATMEAL COOKIES
1/2 cup Raw or Brown Sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened Applesauce
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 cup Flour (I used a mixture of white and whole wheat)
1-1/2 cups Quick Oats
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 cup Raisins OR 1/2 cup vegan Chocolate Chips
1. Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Spray two baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In large mixing bowl combine sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Set aside.
3. In medium bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add to applesauce/sugar mixture and stir well.
4. Add raisins or chocolate chips and stir again. Dough will be fairly stiff - and tasty.
5. Drop from teaspoons or tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets. I used teaspoons and the batch made 22 cookies.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Mine require 10 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two before transferring to wire rack.
** TIP - I have found that if you do not have a jar of applesauce the little individual servings of applesauce cups (such as Motts or Seneca) are exactly 1/3 cup and perfect to keep on hand for this recipe - no measuring required.
- Bon Appetit
"I think cookies are sort of the unsung sweet, you know? They're incredibly popular. But everyone thinks of cakes and pies and fancier desserts before they think cookies. A plate of cookies is a great way to end dinner and really nice to share at the holidays." - Bobby Flay.