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
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 LodgeÂ® Oatmeal
1 cup raisins (optional