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Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies


3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

1 egg

1/4 cup applesauce

2 tbsp. 1% lowfat milk

1 cup     flour

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/2  tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup + 2 tbsp. quick rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed to mix sugar and butter. Mix until well blended, about 3 minutes.

  3. Slowly add egg; mix on medium speed 1 minute. Gradually add applesauce and milk; mix on medium speed, 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl.

  4. In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Slowly add to applesauce mixture; mix on low speed until blended, about 2 minutes. Add oats and blend 30 seconds on low speed. Scrape sides of bowl.

  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake until lightly browned, about 13 to 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheet while still warm. Cool on wire rack.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 13 to 15 minutes each batch

Makes 18 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Per cookie:

90 calories, 2 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 15 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, less than 1 g dietary fiber, 9 g sugar, 2 g protein