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3 o'clock California Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

3 o'clock California Raisin Oatmeal CookiesRecipe courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats
1 1/4 cups California raisins

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In small bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon together to mix well; set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth; add egg, applesauce and vanilla extract, beating well after each addition. Stir in dry ingredients, a little at a time, beating after each addition. Then, mix in oats and raisins, just until combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, about 2-inch apart, onto prepared baking sheet and flatten with wet or floured fingers.
  6. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 10 to 14 minutes just until lightly browned. Do not over bake.
  7. Remove to wire rack and cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Makes 24 cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 110; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Total Carbs: 21g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 2g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of California Raisin Marketing Board.