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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Oatmeal-Applesauce cookies

Now a days there is lot of focus on oatmeal. Even all the top cereal racks of grocery stores are occupying by foods highlighting the usage of oats. I remember that oats are once considered as 'horse food', but now because of growing health awareness in people, oats are termed as best healthy food. Studies shows that daily eating of oatmeal lowers the blood cholestrol. It is difficult to eat raw oats, but with the addition of other flavours we can enjoy oatmeal. One such favourite food using oats is cookies. Soft,chewy and healthy. Lots of variations can be done like adding nuts,chocolates,apples and dried fruits.

1 3/4 cup quick oats
1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tbsp Baking soda
1 tbsp Baking powder
1/3 tbsp salt
1 tbsp cinammon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup softened butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup apple sauce
Handful of raisins,nuts,dried fruits


Cookies ready to bake

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a bowl combine oats,flour,baking powder,soda,salt and cinnamon powder. Take a large bowl and add sugars and butter. Blend well to form a paste. Add applesauce and mix thoroughly. Now add the flour mixture, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts(i added only raisins bcz my kid don't like nuts) and blend. Do not overmix. Drop a tablespoon of dough onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until cookies turn brown color. Applesauce oatmeal cookies are done.

Applesauce-Oatmeal cookies

Note: Adding applesauce to the flour mixture gives the chewy texture and taste. You can omit applesauce but requires additional butter.


Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Sudha,
Your recipes are good.I would like to try your oatmeal, khuskhus cookies.
Welcome to food blog.

12:17 PM

Blogger sudha said...

Thanks vineela

3:35 PM

Blogger Puspha said...

Lovely cookies.

6:23 AM


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