A healthier version of oatmeal cookies with tasty dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Great for picnics and camping. Kids love 'em, too.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Beat applesauce, butter, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together in a separate bowl; stir into the applesauce mixture. Fold oats, cranberries, and chocolate chips into the batter; drop by oversized spoonful onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool on pans for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

197.8 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; fat 7g 11% DV; cholesterol 26.9mg 9% DV; sodium 119.3mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2013
One note about this recipe, I would advise creaming the butter and brown sugar together then adding the applesauce, vanilla and eggs. I followed the directions and just dumped it all in the mixing bowl and tried to beat it until smooth as directed and that just wasn't going to happen. The butter did not want to be incorporated and just clumped up. I tried using the whisk attachment and that just made the butter stick to the whisk. I scraped it off the whisk and returned to the paddle attachment. Finally I just added the dry ingredients. The dough looked rather loose and I thought they would run all over the cookie sheet but they didn't spread at all. I baked for 12 minutes. These are soft tender cookies. Next time I would add some nuts. Overall these were very well received. UPDATE - These cookies are better after they sit a little bit. At first I thought they needed a bit more salt but after having completely cooled and stored I realized they don't need more salt at all. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2013
One note about this recipe, I would advise creaming the butter and brown sugar together then adding the applesauce, vanilla and eggs. I followed the directions and just dumped it all in the mixing bowl and tried to beat it until smooth as directed and that just wasn't going to happen. The butter did not want to be incorporated and just clumped up. I tried using the whisk attachment and that just made the butter stick to the whisk. I scraped it off the whisk and returned to the paddle attachment. Finally I just added the dry ingredients. The dough looked rather loose and I thought they would run all over the cookie sheet but they didn't spread at all. I baked for 12 minutes. These are soft tender cookies. Next time I would add some nuts. Overall these were very well received. UPDATE - These cookies are better after they sit a little bit. At first I thought they needed a bit more salt but after having completely cooled and stored I realized they don't need more salt at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2017
I liked these cookies didn't have white chocolate so I just used chocolate chips. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2015
Love this recipe; I double the size of the cookies and they are much softer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2019
I will make it again more fruit less chips next time. My wife likes them they stay soft for days good travelers. I say yay! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
These are SO good! I added chopped walnuts a few more white chocolate chips and a little extra cinnamon but the recipe would have been great even if I'd followed it exactly. Very good can't wait to make them again! Read More