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Iced Oatmeal Cookies With Golden Raisins And Applesauce

Applesauce makes these cookies extra soft while the icing and golden raisins add a heaping dose of sweetness.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 dozen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 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 salt
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put brown and granulated sugars and the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until combined. Add egg and apple-sauce; mix until well combined, 2 to 3 minutes. Add oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix until well combined. Mix in raisins.

  2. Using a small (1 1/2-tablespoon) ice-cream scoop, make balls of dough, and place them 2 inches apart on parchment-paper-lined baking sheets.

  3. Bake until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack set over parchment paper to cool completely.

  4. Whisk confectioners' sugar with syrup and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle icing over cookies; let set.

Cook's Notes

Unbaked dough can be frozen for up to 1 month.

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