Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Applesauce Cookies


I find all my cookbooks at the library. After randomly picking up The Amish Cook, I had such a good time reading it, that I had to go through the book one more time to look for recipes that I wanted to try.

This recipe was an easy one to make, as it had no weird ingredients. None of the recipes in this cookbook had any hard-to-find or trendy ingredients, but that pretty much says it all about the Amish!

The cookies were really good straight out the oven, but the remaining cookies didn't fair so well in our humid weather. They were still a hit in our house!

Applesauce Cookies
recipe adapted from The Amish Cook

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup applesauce
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I left them out because I didn't have any!)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine the flour baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. In a mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add the egg and combine. Add the applesauce, oatmeal, raisins, nuts and chocolate chips. Add the reserved dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Drop by teaspoonfuls, spaced apart, onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes until the top and edges are slightly browned. Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

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