Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

I’m always on the lookout for a good new cookie recipe to add to our regular rotation. Luckily between various neighbors, family and friends, the office, Madeline’s daycare, Nick’s carpool and more, I have plenty of taste-testers ready to give me their opinion. The quicker I get the desserts out of the house, the safer it is!
When I first made these cookies and had one, I’ve got to say, they did nothing for me. But with each bite, they definitely grew on me, and days later, I had elevated their status to “make again.” I think it was the glaze that did it for me. The cookies by itself are less-than-stellar plain oatmeal cookies. But add the glaze and they get interesting. Easy to make, and more than likely, you already have the ingredients on hand. They’re the perfect cookie for an after-school snack or to fill up that cookie jar.

Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart’s Holiday Cookies 2005

Makes about 2-1/2 dozen

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup chunky-style applesauce
1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup golden raisins
1-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Make cookies: Preheat oven to 350. Put butter and sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until combined. Add egg and applesauce, mix until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins.

Using a 1-1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over parchment paper; let cool completely.

Make icing: Whisk confectioners’ sugar, syrup, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies, let set.

3 comments:

Maris said...

These are great cookies! I made them in the Fall and couldn't be trusted alone in a room with them. Soo good!

Chef E said...

These look yummy...oh and I love Martha! I had hinted for years for her magazines, but no one got it, but they send me Bon Appetite and all the other ones???

lauren said...

i love these cookies! iced oatmeal applesauce are my favorite.

Lauren, age 6