First, a warning - you will want to eat the ENTIRE batch of these as soon as you put the icing on, if not before. This recipe was discovered on the lovely Robyn's blog, Robyn's Nest (love her blog name). Seems a group of bloggers participate in something called Martha Mondays which I've deduced as cooking, baking or creating something from the Martha Stewart magazine or website. Since I was feeling crappy and my antibiotics are not agreeing with me, I thought the Iced Oatmeal Applesauce cookies would make me feel better. Not entirely on my "diet", but eh, we all need a little cheat now and again, and these are not AS bad as regular cookies after some ingredient substitutions. Check it out:
4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated cane juice (this was my modification to replace white sugar)
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp water
Heat oven to 350. Combine the butter and sugars in a bowl with hand mixer. Add egg and applesauce and blend well. Mix in the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well (may want to use a spoon as the oats will just cake up on the mixer).
Scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets and cook until just golden brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool.
For the icing (I think this is where we really start to deviate from my clean eating plan, but oh well), whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup and water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Eat!!
Yeah, these were good. I ate five within about 20 minutes!! Don't even get me started on how many my husband ate. My son is eating them too and likes them. The princess won't touch 'em because the oats "look like nuts" but that's ok. More for me!
Thank you Robyn for letting me borrow your blog post. :)