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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In bowl beat butter till creamy. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda. Stir until combined. Mix in applesauce and egg. Add flour, a little at a time. Stir in oats.

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  • Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

181.6 calories; 3.1 g protein; 28.9 g carbohydrates; 29.1 mg cholesterol; 72.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
People often forget to calculate sugar intake when they're thinking "healthy." Even non-diabetics need to watch their processed sugar inatake. If you really want this to be a healthy recipe, make sure you're using home-made or "natural" applesauce - regular store-bought applesauce has processed sugars in it. I'd cut down the brown sugar, too, although I know that takes away some of the YUM factor! You could try a natural sweetener like honey or apple juice concentrate, or use Stevia. Honey is great when you're baking with whole grains because the whole grain binds to the honey sugars and digests it differently - your body doesn't realize it's sugar. Just a few thoughts. Great cookies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2008
This a pretty good recipe with a little modificattion. You DEFINITELY need to add a bit more flavor- 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tspn salt, 2 tspns of cinnamon and I added a pinch of nutmeg(1/4 tspn)and some raisins. They turned out tasty and wholesome. I also substituted a bit of the butter for plain yogurt to reduce the fat further and used 1/2 whole wheat flour. I think if you want to you could even reduce the sugar just a little too. Good recipe as healthy alternative without losing flavor (if you remember these modifications above :) Read More
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211 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 51
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
People often forget to calculate sugar intake when they're thinking "healthy." Even non-diabetics need to watch their processed sugar inatake. If you really want this to be a healthy recipe, make sure you're using home-made or "natural" applesauce - regular store-bought applesauce has processed sugars in it. I'd cut down the brown sugar, too, although I know that takes away some of the YUM factor! You could try a natural sweetener like honey or apple juice concentrate, or use Stevia. Honey is great when you're baking with whole grains because the whole grain binds to the honey sugars and digests it differently - your body doesn't realize it's sugar. Just a few thoughts. Great cookies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2008
This a pretty good recipe with a little modificattion. You DEFINITELY need to add a bit more flavor- 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tspn salt, 2 tspns of cinnamon and I added a pinch of nutmeg(1/4 tspn)and some raisins. They turned out tasty and wholesome. I also substituted a bit of the butter for plain yogurt to reduce the fat further and used 1/2 whole wheat flour. I think if you want to you could even reduce the sugar just a little too. Good recipe as healthy alternative without losing flavor (if you remember these modifications above :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
People often forget to calculate sugar intake when they're thinking "healthy." Even non-diabetics need to watch their processed sugar inatake. If you really want this to be a healthy recipe, make sure you're using home-made or "natural" applesauce - regular store-bought applesauce has processed sugars in it. I'd cut down the brown sugar, too, although I know that takes away some of the YUM factor! You could try a natural sweetener like honey or apple juice concentrate, or use Stevia. Honey is great when you're baking with whole grains because the whole grain binds to the honey sugars and digests it differently - your body doesn't realize it's sugar. Just a few thoughts. Great cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2005
Surprisingly delicious and wholesome after reading some of the reviews on these cookies! I was looking to use up some applesauce and oatmeal and have now discovered a healthy cookie, that even my pickiest child likes! I did use cinnamon applesauce instead of plain and about 1 tsp. cinnamon instead of the 1/2 tsp. the recipe called for, as well as 1/2 tsp. vanilla (since so many people said the cookies were bland) The results were 24 very nicely sized cookies and delicately sweet. Very fluffy and a bit like cake. Moist and not oily! The only thing I will do next time is add raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2009
This is an awesome recipe. I adjusted it some for several reasons however... First I am sensitive to wheat so I use a mixture of white rice flour and multi grain whole grain flour mixture that is gluten free. I do still use the oats so not 100% gluten free but close. I don't use the butter at all. Instead I use an entire cup of applesauce. I also only use 1/3 cup brown sugar and double the Cinnamon and add nutmeg and ground cloves for added sweetness and spice! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2003
These cookies are fantastic! They're easy and quick to make and they bake up beautifully. I did add 1/2 teaspoon of mexican vanilla and 2 cups of chocolate chips to the batter. These additions made them especially tasty. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/13/2006
All the ingredients seemed like they would make a great cookie but for some reason these turned out like flavorless biscuits. They looked just like the picture. My husband took one bite and refused to eat anymore. I had to throw them out. If you're used to spicy flavorful thin and chewy oatmeal cookies keep looking. These are more like oat biscuits. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Easy to make and pretty good taste. I added some vanilla. I nice way to use up extra apple sauce. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/30/2006
These cookies were not good at all. They're very bland and cakey more like a dry oat bran muffin than a cookie. Even my 4-year-old who usually loves all cookies did not like them. No sugar? No vanilla? Only 1/3 cup of butter? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2005
If you're looking for a good cookie that's healthy try this one! If you're looking for that "to die for" great cookie this probably isn't the one. I added chocolate chips vanilla and chopped walnuts. It's a good soft cookie but it needs a little something more...nutmeg?...salt? I'm not sure but I like the fact that it makes a small batch and I'll probably make again when I feel like something sweet without ruining the waistline. Read More
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