Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Softest Oatmeal Cookies You Have Ever Eaten

I have been busy canning preserves and have not been a good blogger, bad Stacey, bad Stacey. I made these cookies yesterday and all are gone. Sean and Ransome love oatmeal cookies and these are favorites. I think the softness comes from the applesauce, of course I used home canned apple sauce but any will do. This is What's Cookin again today on Beaty's Creek.

5 T softened butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 egg-beaten
1 cup applesauce
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together and set aside. Mix in your Kitchen Aid Mixer, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and egg, until fluffy, now add your applesauce and mix well. I add 1/2 of flour mixture and then add 1/2 of the oats and then repeat the process, the raisins are last to go in. Drop by the tablespoon on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350' for 12 minutes. I keep checking to make sure I don't over bake them. 12 minutes cooks them the way we like them but you might cook yours anywhere from 12-15 minutes but all ovens are different. Enjoy with a cold glass of milk!