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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

2 t orange extract Image

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. 

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Author: ssleedsrd1843

Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian who loves to cook and to eat! Her love of both naturally led to a career in nutrition. After years practicing clinical nutrition, Sari now focuses on Nutrition Education. Sari’s limits her private practice to the counseling of adults specializing in medical nutrition therapy. With “moderation” as her mantra, Sari knows that no matter what the condition, eating needs to be pleasurable. Her blog, www.chefuptotheplate.wordpress.com, is a forum reflecting that mantra with healthful and delicious foods as well as tips for a healthy lifestyle. All content of www.chefuptotheplate.wordpress.com is the intellectual property of Sari Schlussel-Leeds, MS, RDN, CDN

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