Last night I had a craving for a cookie and I wanted it NOW. I didn't want to set out the butter to warm to room temperature (I don't have a microwave), and, well, I really didn't want a ton of calories, and I didn't want to make a huge batch because I don't need them around the house all weekend, but I NEEDED A COOKIE.
So I made a "mad dash" into the kitchen and threw these together. And I think they turned out pretty dang good, if I do say so myself. Not back for a late night gluttonous craving and a strange desire at low-ish fat.
|Sneakily healthy. Kinda.|
Mad Dash Cookies
1/4 cup room temperature butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1+ cup rolled oats
a handful or two of chocolate chips
a handful of golden raisins
Beat butter until smooth, add sugars. Mix in applesauce (applesauce mixes in better if you cream the butter and sugars first). Add egg and vanilla. Beat in baking soda, salt, and flour, 1/3 cup at a time.
Bake at 350 for 9 minutes and 30 seconds. Don't let the applesauce fool you - these guys need about 30 more seconds than they look like they do. Otherwise you cookies are a bit gooey. Which is fine, if that's what you're going for. But I'd suggest the extra 30.
Makes 24 cookies. Less if you eat as much cookie dough as I did.