Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

This is a recipe adapted from my new Martha Stewart Cookbook titled "Martha Stewart's Cookies." This was one of many delightful Mother's Day Gifts but I can share this one!  The twins and I made these recently.  Grandpa was asking for an iced oatmeal cookie so we got to work.

Ingredients for Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies:

4 T. melted and cooled butter
1 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. sugar
1 large egg
1/2 C. applesauce (I used my homemade chunky)
1 1/2 C. old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 C. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. kosher coarse salt
1/2 t. vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1 C. golden raisins

NOTE;  I just made these again and used apple butter because I was out of apple sauce DELICIOUS! 5/24/14.

Ingredients for the icing:

1 3/4 C. powdered sugar
3 T. pure real maple syrup
3 T. water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare the pans by cutting parchment paper to fit or use sil-pat baking mats then set them aside.

Use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment and mix the butter and sugars well at low speed.   Add the egg and applesauce and continue mixing for 2-3 minutes.  Add the remaining cookie ingredients just until well blended.

Use a heaping teaspoon or 1 1/2" ice cream scoop and drop onto prepared baking sheets 2" apart.  Bake until golden and set 13-15 minutes.  I dropped by heaping teaspoon fulls and mine took exactly 14 minutes to bake.

Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing to cool on rack.  Cool completely before icing.

Prepare the icing by stirring all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.  Mix well with a small wire whisk to remove the lumps until perfectly smooth.  Drizzle over the cookies and leave to set.

This recipe yielded 2 1/2 dozen delicious cookies.  This cookie is outstanding.

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