These Iced Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies are perfectly sweet!
Yep. More apples. y’all.
If you’re looking to overdo a seasonal ingredient, you’ve come to the right place. Because I’m not of the opinion there is “too much of a good thing” in pretty much any aspect of life. Good things can come in abundance. I won’t hate it, that’s for sure.
I mean has anyone ever heard someone say, oh gosh..please, don’t make me THAT rich. That’s just TOO MUCH MONEY.
Or, please I don’t really want to have THAT many cute purses. Too many cute accessories might be hazardous.
No one ever says that. Ever.
So my point…apples. They’re good, they’re in season and I plan on WERKing them OUT.
I thought I would try to make a slightly lighter cookie…and sub in some applesauce for the butter. What ended up happening was I got a delicious cookie, with less butter…but I wouldn’t exactly call it “light”. There is a whole mess of brown sugar in there…and of course I made a delicious maple glaze to ice them with.
BUT I will say they are pretty tasty with a cup of coffee in the morning. Which basically has nothing to do with anything but I thought I would mention it.
So let’s talk details.I mixed in some applesauce right into the sugar and butter. It kind of looked a little bit curdled and I thought I might have messed up…but I di’int. Just press on.
Add in your flour, oats etc and you’ll have normal cookie dough.
Plus throw in a few apples for good measure.
Drop it on a lined baking sheet and bake!
The glaze is also super simple…just powdered sugar, maple syrup and a little heavy cream.
When the cookies are done drizzle the icing all over…
You could even make the icing a bit thicker by adding less cream and spread the icing on top, if you’d prefer a thicker layer.
And there you have it..a loaded appley cookie. With icing. It’s a good day.Print
makes 30 cookies
- 4 Tbsp butter, room temp
- 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup small diced Granny Smith apples (about 1 small apple)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp real Maple Syrup
- 3 Tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
- Mix butter and sugar together with mixer until combined, about 2 minutes. Add in egg, applesauce, vanilla, baking soda and salt and mix until incorporated, about another minute. Mixture will look slightly curdled.
- Turn mixer to low and add in oats and flour, mixing until combined. Stir in apples.
- Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto lined pan, about 2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are set.
- Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
- Mix all icing ingredients in a bowl until smooth and then drizzle over top
optional addition ~ 1/2 tsp cinnamon added when you mix in salt and baking soda.
Store airtight for up to 3 days
Adapted from Martha Stewart