I was having a major sweet tooth this afternoon and felt the need for a nice hot cup of decaf coffee and some cookies. Adapted from this recipe, you can use your imagination for the stir-ins. I used dried cranberries, toasted coconut and a mixture of white/dark chocolate chips, but they were lacking texture. A nice chopped almond or walnut would have been so good in this!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce, organic
- 1/2 cup organic raw sugar or can juice crystals
- 1 flax egg – 1 tblespn ground flax + 3 tblspn water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups organic rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoon toasted coconut
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- In a mixer, add applesauce and sugar and mix until creamy. Add flax, vanilla, honey and olive oil. Mix well.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, baking soda, salt, rolled oats, baking powder and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry to wet, mixing until moist. Add the chocolate chips at the end, stirring gently.
- Using a teaspoon, drop spoonfuls of mixture to your baking sheet and flatten a bit. Use parchment paper or cooking spray to prevent them from sticking. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges. Recipe will make about 2 dozen cookies.
Kid friendly? YES! J really enjoyed one!