The trick is to underbake them a little bit, and the result is the soft cakey cookie you know and love!

LEIE
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 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 cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and pour in the canola oil, prune puree, water, egg whites and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Stir in the raisins, walnuts and apricots. Scoop cookies using an ice cream scoop, or roll into golf ball sized balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets and flatten to 1/2 tall with wet hands. These cookies do not flatten very much while baking.

  • In the preheated oven, bake 8 minutes for chewy cookies 10 to 12 minutes for dry cookies. Cookies will not get crisp. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

175.7 calories; 3.6 g protein; 33.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 221.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2005
WOW!! These are so good we have a hard time stopping at 1 or 2! I pour boiling water over the prunes apricots and dried cranberries (which we like better than raisins) so they can get soft and plump up then use the water off the dried fruit for my 2T. I puree the prunes in the blender with the liquid ingredients. When the prunes and liquid are blended well I add the apricots and pulse a few times to chop then the nuts and cranberries. That way there is no chopping and all the liquid ingredients are in one place and ready to pour into the dry. The dough is stiff but needs no extra liquid..especially with the softened fruit which adds a little more moisture. We stir as much as possible then finish with our hands! Most ovens are different but we usually end up baking these for 8 1/2 to 9 minutes as they do get dry if baked too long and are so much better a little underbaked. May help to do a few test cookies to get the time right. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2003
Chopping the dried fruits making prune puree was time consuming. The dough is very thick and dry; I used 1/2 c. water instead of 2 Tbsp. I mixed by hand like kneading heavy bread dough so I wouldn't burn out the motor on my electric mixer. Cookies turned out nicely freeze well. Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 96
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2005
WOW!! These are so good we have a hard time stopping at 1 or 2! I pour boiling water over the prunes apricots and dried cranberries (which we like better than raisins) so they can get soft and plump up then use the water off the dried fruit for my 2T. I puree the prunes in the blender with the liquid ingredients. When the prunes and liquid are blended well I add the apricots and pulse a few times to chop then the nuts and cranberries. That way there is no chopping and all the liquid ingredients are in one place and ready to pour into the dry. The dough is stiff but needs no extra liquid..especially with the softened fruit which adds a little more moisture. We stir as much as possible then finish with our hands! Most ovens are different but we usually end up baking these for 8 1/2 to 9 minutes as they do get dry if baked too long and are so much better a little underbaked. May help to do a few test cookies to get the time right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
This is a phenomenal recipe! I took some of the advice from the other reviews and made a few changes to turn these into Chocolate Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies. I used 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour instead of white and (because these are for my kids) I processed the rolled oats to a fine consistency in the food processor. I also added 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa to the dry ingredients. I substituted 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for the prune puree and omitted the dried fruit and nuts. I added a bag of high quality dark chocolate chips. I scooped out the dough onto a baking sheet and put it in the freezer for a few minutes for ease of handling. Then I patted down the dough and wrapped the cookies to freeze. This way I can just pull these out of the freezer and bake them fresh before school every morning. My kids LOVE these! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2003
This recipe was great! Just helpful hint to all you can use baby food prunes for the prune puree. It is alot faster! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
I own a small espresso cafe and bakery and we made these cookies for the first time on Wednesday. The batter was a little dry so we added an extra quarter cup of prune puree. I couldn't believe how fast they sold. We ended up making them again on Thursday and Friday because demand was so high. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2003
Made these great cookies today changing a few things 1.) I also used baby food prunes less time consuming. 2.) I cut the apricots with my kitchen shears 3.) I used 1 cup of applesauce in place of the 1/2 cup canola oil it makes the dough a little more moist and easier to work with. Hope you find this helpful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
These are wonderful--just like Baker's Breakfast Cookies! I did make a few changes to suit my needs. I used half whole wheat flour substituted chopped peanuts for the walnuts cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups and used olive oil instead of canola. They were wonderful! (I've made three batches in the last week!) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2005
These were great!! I tried them with applesauce instead of the prune puree and baked them for the 10 minutes so they were more like cookies. The kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2003
Chopping the dried fruits making prune puree was time consuming. The dough is very thick and dry; I used 1/2 c. water instead of 2 Tbsp. I mixed by hand like kneading heavy bread dough so I wouldn't burn out the motor on my electric mixer. Cookies turned out nicely freeze well. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
This recipe is just like the real cookie!! I substitued the ap flour for Whole wheat just like in the real cookies. I've also made other variations like Peanut Butter Mocha Chocolate chip Apple Pie. I highly recommend this recipe... Read More
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