Classic Chewy Oatmeal Raisin (Slimmed Down) Cookies

Classic Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 
(Slimmed Down)

By Susan Arruda

YIELD: 24 Cookies


2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup spelt flour
3 tbsp. steel cut oats
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup butter or margarine (non-hydrogenated)
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
¾ cup raisins (or dark chocolate chips, if preferred)



Preheat oven to 350oF.

Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, combine the sugar and butter or margarine with a mixer.  Add the egg and mix. Add the maple syrup, vanilla and applesauce and whip together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet and use a mixing spoon to stir all ingredients together to combine.  Add the raisins and stir.

Drop dough by the spoonful onto a prepared cookie sheet greased or lined with parchment paper.

Shape and flatten cookies to ¼ inch thickness.

Bake for approximately 8- 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

Let cool on cookie sheet for approximately 5 minutes before removing and placing onto a cooling rack.