My son Brandon adores oatmeal cookies. I always have the cookie jar filled with oatmeal cookies. From all the recipes I have tried those ones are by far his favorites, Cass for example loves the tofu oatmeal cookies so, I have to alternate the recipes so everybody is happy. Luckily, Alex loves both kinds the apple ones and the tofu ones.
Here are Brandon's apple oatmeal cookies. I used home made apple sauce, but the one bought from the store works just as well.
- 1/2 cup butter or hard margarine
- 2/3 cup apple sauce
- 2 tbsp apple juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or raw brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 400˚F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicon mat, set aside.
Place the butter, sugar, apple sauce and apple juice in a food processor.
Blend until smooth and fluffy.
In a small bowl mix the baking soda, vanilla extract and water. Add to the food processor and mix well.
In a different bowl mix together the flour, oats and pinch of salt.
Pour the apple mixture into a large bowl. Gradually stir the dry ingredients into the apple mixture.
Drop spoon full of mixture onto the prepared baking sheets, ensuring that they are well spaced.
Bake into the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with a cup of hot chocolate.