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Low-Fat Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Weight Watchers friendly low-fat applesauce oatmeal cookies, a deliciously wholesome way to indulge your sweet tooth.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Servings: 48
Calories: 92
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled a bit
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup currants, raisins, or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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: *3
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Low-Fat Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applesauce cookies, low fat cookies, oatmeal cookies