Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Snoqualmie Loadge Oatmeal Cookies

I served these cookies for a Relief Society night. It was a "hack" night and I was asked to talk about kitchen hacks. One of the hacks I shared was substituting fruit for oil. In these cookies I used 1/2 c. butter and 1/2 c pureed prunes. I made the puree by putting 1/2c prunes and enough water that they will blend in the blender. I pulsed them until they were a thick liquid. You could use apple sauce as well but I like the prunes in this one because I think they add some flavor to this type of cookies.
Originally, I got this recipe from Rachel Schaffer a dear friend I met in our branch while living in Minnesota. I later when I lost the original paper she had given me I learned it is easily searched online.  
Number of Servings: 42
      1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (cal w/smart balance)
      1 cup packed brown sugar
      3/4 cup sugar
      2 eggs
      1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
      2 cups all-purpose flour (used White Whole Wheat)
      1 tablespoon cinnamon
      1 teaspoon baking soda
      1/2 teaspoon baking powder
      3 cups Snoqualmie Falls Lodge® Oatmeal
      1 cup raisins (optional


        Preheat oven to 350°F. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla on low speed until smooth. Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder until blended. Add oatmeal and raisins (orange peel) and continue to stir until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
        Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.