Friday, November 21, 2008

Oatmeal raisin cookies

I guess with the cool weather I am baking more. I love turning on the oven and letting the smell of something wonderful permeate the house. I made these a couple of weeks ago and will definitely make a new batch this weekend, because they were well-liked by everyone in the house, including The Picky Toddler. These are delicious, but if you are in need of a very decadent dessert, keep looking. But if you would like a little treat that isn't too bad for you, these are perfect.

A few baking notes: I halved the recipe and substituted applesauce for half of the canola oil, and the fat content felt just right - I actually think more oil would have made them too heavy or greasy. The cookies stayed fresh for several days just sitting on the counter, covered. As you are mixing the batter, it may seem too goopy. That's okay - you will likely be pleasantly surprised, as I was.
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