Weight Watchers friendly low-fat applesauce oatmeal cookies, a deliciously wholesome way to indulge your sweet tooth.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
1-1/2cupsunbleached all-purpose flour
1/4cup(1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled a bit
1cupfirmly packed light brown sugar
1-1/4cups unsweetened applesauce
3cupsold-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1cupcurrants, raisins, or dried cranberries
Make sure one of your oven racks is placed in the center or your oven. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugars with an electric mixer on medium speed, until well blended. Add the applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract and continue to beat until the batter is smooth.
Stir in the flour mixture, just until it is incorporated. Stir in the oats, dried fruit, and nuts. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to let the dough firm up.
Drop the dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto your parchment-lined baking sheets about 3 inches apart.
Bake until the cookies are golden around the edges but still soft on top, about 15 to 17 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them, with a spatula, to a wire rack to cool completely.
Applesauce oatmeal cookie dough can be formed into tablespoonful balls and placed on a tray or plate, frozen, and then transferred to plastic freezer bags for up to 1 month. The frozen balls of cookie dough can then be baked, still frozen, as directed.They may take a minute or two longer to bake completely. This is an easy way to always have access to freshly baked homemade cookies in minutes.Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *3Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *4Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Low-Fat Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 92Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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