There is one more Easter treat I will share with you, however, first I have a classical cookie for you. (I know that Easter baking is a bit late now but a) I was busy and b) I am not one of those who bakes a month beforehand.) This is the first cookie I ever made in Canada. Basically, my husband urged me to make them, he’s a fan, major fan. As he said while I made them: “Best cookie evaaaa!” Love my hubby, he has his real funny moments once in a while. The Oatmeal cookie is another classic I shall say in North America. My husband likes his with chocolate chips.
The first time I made them they came out a bit dry and I was slightly disappointed. By the next time I made them I had some home made apple sauce around. It was really just a bit, like 100g or so, which means there is not all too much you can do with it. So I just added it to the dough and hoped for the best. It really worked well and so I made this recipe “my own”.
- 125ml butter
- 125ml shortening
- 250ml brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1ml vanilla
- 250ml flour
- 5ml baking soda
- 625ml rolled oats
- 100g apple sauce
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- chocolate chips to your liking
Cream the butter and shortening together then add the brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Beat all together until light and fluffy. Mix in flour and baking soda, finally add the oats. Then add the apple sauce and cinnamon. Now you mix in the chocolate chips, as much as you like.
Because the apple sauce moistens the dough which means it will be more difficult to handle. I recommend to use spoons to make blobs of dough and flatten them a bit. You could add more flour to make it more workable. Then you can roll it into a roll to cut slices.
Bake at 180°C for about 12 min or until slightly brown on the edges.
Tip: You could substitute some of the flour with whole wheat flour for more nutrients. Of course there is the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie you can do too, or maybe you add some chopped nuts to it. It’s a nice basic recipe that can be changed to your liking.
It’s a nice little treat for in between or lunch or any other time. I know my hubby is munching on them on a regular basis and I would say it’s ok for kids as well, as a lunch time snack. Oatmeal, apple sauce, some spices, that’s all good for you. Just make sure it’s not overloaded with sugar, eh.