Classic Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
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 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.