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.