That's a Good (Breakfast) Cookie

We are having snack issues at our house. There are three certain children who think it must be bathed in sugar in order to qualify as a good snack. I found this recipe and tweaked it a whole lot. It is now snack time approved in our house.

2 cups brown sugar (I used 1 cup of Splenda/ Brown Sugar blend)

2 cups rolled oats
1 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup prune puree (you can use baby prunes for this. I soaked 5 prunes in water and then blended them up until they were a smooth consistency)
5 tablespoons water
3 eggs
1/2 cup of soaked raisins (I soaked them for about 15 minutes to keep the cookies moist and chewy)
1/2 cup craisins chopped

Mix all of the dry ingredients listed from the brown sugar to the cinnamon. In a separate bowl mix together all of the fruits and eggs. It will not be very pretty. :) Combine the dry mix and the fruit mix together. The dough will be very sticky. It has to be in order to keep the cookies from being dry. Wheat flour needs more liquid!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper. Scoop about 2 TBSPs of dough and place in balls on the cookie sheet. Flatten them down, as they do not flatten in the oven. (Yes, I know they are sticky!) Bake for about 9 minutes. Do not overcook or the cookies will be dry. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.
These are one of those cookies that taste the best at room temperature.
They are not the prettiest cookie you have ever eaten, but they have Sadie's approval, and that is saying something.


  1. Amy, do you think these would work as a bar cookie instead of drop cookies? The ingredients remind me of a granola bar...

  2. Possibly. They are kind of cake like in texture.