Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies...

As usual, Jeff took the last two weeks of the year off - so, the next Wednesday Treat Day will have to wait until the new year! However, I still have a sweet treat I can share with you!

Even though we just got done making a bunch of baked goods, most of them left the house and we only had a random few leftover. To restock our supply, a batch of these homey Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies was in order today!

Chock full of old-fashioned rolled oats, these thin oatmeal cookies really hit the spot. A little on the lighter side by using only four tablespoons of butter in the dough, the cookies are not lacking in flavor thanks to the addition of fragrant cinnamon, rich brown sugar, and plump golden raisins. While there is a touch of crispness around the edges, these are decidedly chewy, bendable and moist from using a half cup of applesauce.

Right from the oven, the cookies will be fairly soft and delicate - give them at least 5 solid minutes, sitting on the baking sheet, to give them time to firm up before transferring them to a wire rack. Letting them cool down on the warm sheet also attributes to their chewy quality! To spruce up the tops and add a maple note, the cookies are drizzled with an icing made from confectioners' sugar, sticky pure maple syrup and just enough water to get a flowing consistency. While on the sweet side, the maple icing compliments the warm flavors the cookies contain, yet doesn't overpower their subtle nature. It is also the type of icing that sets up well, which would make them a choice candidate to wrap up and sell during those autumn bake sales!



  1. I love chewy cookies, and if you add apples to it thast's even better! These look so good!

  2. Our computer went whack and I lost all my "favorites". I also went blank on trying to remember all the favorite blogs I had to read daily. I went to some food blog search and simple typed in the name "Joe". Up your site popped. I was so happy. You are so popular and well known. These cookies look delicious. So glad I found you again. Jancd

  3. I love oatmeal and oatmeal cookies Joe!
    Also I wanted to wish a MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and Jeff and your families! Hope your Christmas is full of yumminess and happiness!

  4. Bunny - Thanks!

    Jancd - Glad you found us again!

    Ana - Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh man, do those look good. Printing out and making this weekend. Yum!

  6. Cate - Good to hear as we really liked these.