Orange flavored oatmeal cookies are made moist with applesauce and tangy with cranberries.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 dash ground nutmeg
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Mix in the applesauce, eggs, orange juice and orange zest one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually stir into the orange mixture. Fold in oats and cranberries. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.