Oatmeal – Cranberry Cookies
These delicious cookies are curiously addictive.
3/4 cup unsalted butter (can substitute canola oil for some of the butter)
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar (light or dark)
2 large eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
1 1/2 T honey
1/4 t salt
2 cups flour
18 ounces rolled or quick cooking oats
12 ounces fresh cranberries, chopped (can use fresh/frozen without thawing)
1/2 cup raisins
chopped zest of 1 orange
1 1/4 cups chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment.
Cream butter and sugar, add applesauce and continue to beat until smooth. Beat in eggs, honey, extract and salt until consistency is smooth.
Using your hands add in the flour and oats along with the cranberries, raisins, zest and nuts. You will need a VERY LARGE bowl. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Form dough into patties about 1/2″ thick and 3 inches in diameter (like a hamburger).
Bake until lightly browned 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Cookies can be frozen after baking.