These little cookies are amazing. They are gooey and delicious. I only made half the recipe and it made about 20 cookies. I made mine bite size though. What's brilliant is that there are only about 70 calories per cookie. Next I want to use this same recipe but try making peanut-butter chocolate chip cookies. It might work...it might be a giant fail. I will let you know.
Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
About 36 cookies
Adapted from Nick Malgieri’s book, Perfect Light Desserts: Fabulous Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and More Made with Real Butter, Sugar, Flour, and Eggs(HarperCollins).
1 cup flour (spoon flour into dry-measure cup and level off)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups rolled oats (not instant) 1/2 cup dark raisins (or dried cranberries)
2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper, foil, or silicone mats
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and set the rack on the lower and upper thirds of the oven.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar, then the egg, applesauce, and vanilla.
4. Stir in the dry ingredients, then the oats and raisins.
5. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoons 2-inches apart on the baking sheets and use a fork to gently flatten the dough.
6. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Rotate baking sheets during baking for even heating.