From my February 2010 Newsletter
Cherries and dark chocolate offer antioxidants, oats fiber, black walnuts good fats, and the cinnamon has blood sugar-regulating properties. Almost good-for-you cookies :).
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped black walnuts
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup milk
Heat over to 375 F. Cream butter and sugars together. Add applesauce and vanilla and beat until well blended.
In a bowl, combine flour, oats, cherries, chocolate chips, walnuts, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture along with the milk, stirring until blended.
Put tablespoon-size mounds of dough about 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten the mounds a bit. Bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Cool for a minute on the sheet before transferring to a rack to finish cooling. Store in a tightly covered container at room temperature.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies