Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another Place For Apples To Hide

Between chores today I stirred up a batch of oatmeal cookies using some of my homemade applesauce instead of butter. Based on a recipe from my favorite baker, Nick Maglieri, I creamed 2 TB of butter with 1/2 cup of sugar. Then I added in 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of apple sauce and a dash of vanilla. I sifted in 1 cup of flour, mixed with 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Just before I portioned the cookies out onto a parchment lined baking sheet I stirred in 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats and a big handful of dried currants. I would have used the more expected raisins but we were all out. The cookies baked for about 14 minutes at 375ยบ. The jar is half empty already.

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