Vegan Applesauce – Oatmeal Cookies!

I really wanted to make cookies for my daughter to partake of after school. One major problem I had no butter and no shortening! So I once again Googled something: no butter or shortening cookie recipe.  Low and behold I found one that I had all the ingredients too!

Applesauce-Oatmeal Cookies

3 c. oatmeal
1 c. whole wheat flour (or 2 c. oatmeal and 2 c. whole wheat flour,
whatever combination you want)
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 c. sugar (or less)
1 t. vanilla
2/3 c. raisins or dried apples or dried cranberries (I myself am not a raisin 
fan so I did not use that much.)

Combine the first four ingredients. Mix up the next 3 ingredients and add 
them to the dry ingredients.  Stir in the dried fruit.  Roll in small balls
and smash to 1/4 " thickness on the cookie sheet. Bake at 275 degrees for
22-25 minutes.

Makes about 50+ cookies (I got 54 cookies with one batch) with only .3 grams of fat each.

Recipe from FatFree
Dry ingredients and “wet ingredients”
The dough – it was really good!
Dough balls (you need to flatten before you bake them.)

Look cookies – they were very yummy!

They are fantastic and I don’t even feel guilty eating them!  Next time I make them I want to get chocolate chips – I am aware this would not make them “vegan friendly” but these would be fantastic with chocolate!

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