Because it’s snowing terribly outside, I decided to make oatmeal raisin cookies today. I was supposed to go to the mall to do Christmas shopping, pick up my cap and gown, and sell some textbooks back at the library, but the snow on the ground was discouraging so I stayed in my warm apartment.
I made some applesauce the other night and it was delicious, so I decided to make some more and add it to the cookies. That was a good call; they came out great.
Quick Applesauce Recipe:
To make the applesauce, just chop up an apple and boil it in an inch of water for about ten minutes. Then mix it in a blender with the remaining water – one apple will make a little more than a half cup of applesauce. If you want, add a bit of sparkling apple cider instead of water.
Oatmeal Raisin Applesauce Cookies
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 3/4 cup raisins
- Preheat over to 375F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray. Soak raisins in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together. Set aside.
- Beat together butter (softened) and sugar. Add the egg, vanilla, and applesauce.
- Stir in the flour, then the oats and raisins.
- Use a teaspoon to drop the cookies on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
I think I’ll make more tomorrow since these seem to be a hit. Bobby wanted to take some home to his family, and they’re relatively healthy (for… a cookie). My other roommate (Bobby’s best friend) could not stop eating them either.
My family will probably come in around 7 tomorrow night, and then we’re going to Four Seasons for dinner. I want to make more of the apple dip so they can try it (I finished up the second batch last night). It’s good enough to eat plain, and it’s similar to soy yogurt.