Yes yes, it is no longer cookie-baking season, I know, I know. But I just can’t go cold turkey. I have to ease my way into healthiness…and so here is what I consider a nice, heathy….cookie. It has applesauce. It has oatmeal. It has raisins. It is a one-cookie healthy eating program. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
One little word of caution about these delicious little numbers. I’m not sure why, but they are VERY sticky on the bottom. You will be a-okay if you use parchment paper like the recipe says, but if you throw caution to the wind and just use a naked cookie sheet, it might end in tears. I used my faithful Silpat and they even tried to stick to that. Tried and failed, because the Silpat is invincible. But consider yourself warned.
Aside from that, these were easy and cooperative little cookies, right down to the maple frosting. I used a little squeeze bottle to frost mine, but you could also use my favorite make-shift-frosting trick, which is to put the frosting into a zipper sandwich bag, close the zipper (very important), snip one of the corners off — just a tiny snip — and voila! instant pastry bag!
So there you have them, the healthiest cookie on the block. I think you owe it to yourself to go make some, don’t you think?
APPLESAUCE COOKIES, from Everyday Foods