Without a doubt, this cookie recipe is made far more than any other in this house. These cookies are my husbands favorite. They are low in fat, when compared to other cookies. He doesn’t like sweet sugary cookies, and so these moist cookies are right up his alley! They stay moist for days and freeze well, so I always double this recipe. I always put dried cherries and blueberries in the cookie dough, and very seldom add regular raisins. If I do add raisins, I use the golden variety. They taste more like dried fruit, and are really delicious. We also pack chunky walnuts in ours, but you can leave the nuts out if you have finicky eaters. I’ve also added coconut at times, and mixed half of the dough with chocolate chips. I have to eat all the cookies with chocolate chips, however….so that can be too tempting for me. Your family will love these.


1 Cup applesauce
 1 C. sugar
 1/2 c. butter or margarine
 2 C. flour
 1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
 1/2 tsp. cloves
 1 tsp. vanilla
 2 C. Oatmeal
1 C. nuts
1 C. raisins
Instead of raisins….change it up with Dried Cherries, golden raisins and dried blueberries
You can also add chocolate chips and coconut as well.

Cream sugar and margarine together. Add egg, vanilla and beat til smooth. Add your applesauce, salt, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and beat again. Add your flour and mix well. Add the Oatmeal & mix again. Stir in nuts & raisins, chocolate chips, etc. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.