Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

The maple syrup used in Monday's recipe got me excited to use it again (granted, I made both in one day-- so ingredients on hand were key!).  These cookies were so moist and tasty-  I could have eaten the whole batch.  Good thing I was sending most away!!

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze
adapted from Baked by Rachel

4 tbsp butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tbsp water
2 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer (I used my BRAND NEW Kitchen Aid mixer), cream butter and sugars.

Add egg and applesauce, mix until blended well. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and oats. Mix well. Stir in white chocolate chips and cranberries.

Prepare baking sheet (mine are air bake, so I didn't have to do anything to prep) Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and space dough mounds a few inches apart.

Bake 14-15 minutes or until golden around the edge. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely and put wax paper underneath wire cooling racks.

In a small bowl whisk powdered sugar, water and maple syrup together until smooth and creamy. Place a wire rack over parchment paper. With cookies on wire rack, drizzle glaze over cookies.

You can eat immediately, store for a few days, or freeze.


  1. Not only does applesauce cut back on fat but it adds so much good flavor! Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful start to my Wednesday. I hope your day is full of good food and laughter. We need more of both in this world!

  2. So jealous of the Kitchen Aid!

  3. Applesauce in the cookies! They look delicious!

  4. Love that this recipe has applesauce! YUM!

  5. Wow,
    Applesauce in cookies sounds like a great idea! Love the cookies!

  6. All the ingredients have been assembled! Can't wait to bake them!

    1. Oh I do love them, they turned out great and I have gotten some great reviews from taste testers too!