Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rainy Saturday Oatmeal Cookies

because every rainy Saturday needs an oatmeal cookie.

Oatmeal Cookies - Adapted from Quaker Oats
{Makes 4 dozen cookies}

1 stick butter, softened
1/2 C applesauce
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C wheat flour {white or red}
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
dash of salt
3 1/2 C oats {quick or old fashioned}

Beat together the butter, applesauce and sugars until smooth and creamy.  Add in the eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.

Then, combine the flour baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a medium bowl.  Stir well.  Add this mixture to the creamy goodness shaping up in the bowl.

Stir in the oats.

Drop by the tablespoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10-14 minutes, until lightly browned and just about set in the center.

Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 1 minute; then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.



  1. I agree, I always feel the need to bake when it rains. Perfect day for it!

  2. I am trying these out today! They look so delicious and healthy:).


  3. Rainy days = baking to me too because that's what we always did as kids. I have something for you over on my blog :)

  4. These look great. I just might have to make those tomorrow for the family. :)

  5. Can these be frozen? 4 dozen is a lot of cookies for us but if I could freeze them then that would be super.

  6. @Lisa

    Yes, Lisa - freeze away! While you can freeze them after baking, my favorite way to freeze cookies is pre-cooking. Drop the dough balls onto a cookie sheet and freeze for 20ish minutes; then remove from the tray and store in the freezer in an airtight container or ziplok bag. Then, when you want a half-dozen or so fresh, go right ahead and make them. Bake as you normally would, with just a little longer time, as needed.

  7. my favorite simple sort of cookie, pass the plate.

  8. These cookies look great and the recipe certainly does look healthy. I'm bookmarking these for later! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower visiting from Melt in Your Mouth Monday.

  9. What temp do you bake these cookies on? For some reason, I can't find that information on this post. Thanks!

    sharon :)

    1. 350! I've updated the recipe; sorry about any confusion.

    2. Thank you! Can't wait to try these!

  10. I made these today and am going to freeze the extra batter for later--- Love them! My hubby is going to be so excited to see a plate of them when he gets home from work!


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