Okay, so just because I’m dieting doesn’t mean that I can’t have sweets. Ok it does mean I can’t have sweets, but if I have learned anything about myself it’s that I cannot live without a cookie on occasion. If I go for too long without some kind of sweet treat my diet will end knee deep in a bowl of raw chocolate chip cookie dough.
So, instead of denying myself, I’m limiting myself and substituting something with some nutritional value instead. Novel idea, I know.
The original recipe came from this book here that I found at a yard sale.
I was actually really surprised how good these cookies were. They are moist and sweet and pair perfectly with a little glass of milk. They are only about 100 calories each, which makes it easy to squeeze one or two into the daily calorie intake. Make them and enjoy the fact that your butt did not just get bigger.
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup cranberries or raisins
- 1/4 cup coconut
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. allspice
- Preheat oven to 375. Cream the sugar and shortening.
- Add the applesauce and egg.
- Mix together flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, allspice in a separate bowl. Gradually add flour mix to wet ingredients.
- Stir in cranberries and coconut.
- Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes
- Makes about 3 dozen.
these look and sounds like a cookie I get at a local bakery .. sans cranberries – they just call them coconut oatmeat … thanks for the recipe
These look fantastic, I love all the ingredients all in one bite size cookies.
Tasty Eats At Home says
These sound like my kind of cookies! Yum!
Great sounding recipe; Your frugal philosophy is commendable and cooking from scratch always best. That way you know what's in the food. I'm pretty frugal, too, and one thing I might add is NO FAST FOOD. I don't think people realize how little nutrition they get for their buck.
Caveman Cooking says
So THAT'S where my dried c-berries went! lol
Aptly named cookie that looks incredible, J-Mo!!
Rachel J aka Tha Pizza Cutta says
I love these type of cookies! Plus, if you use splenda brown sugar then you also have a diabetic friendly cookie! Cheers ^_^
any sweet goodie with dried cranberries is my kinda goodie!