Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze {Guest Posting}

Today, while Jen of Beantown Baker is on a fabulous European vacation, I get to play in her online kitchen. I’m completely jealous of her trip so being stuck back in the states makes me want to dive head first into a bowl of chocolate or cookie dough or both. So I made cookies, oatmeal cookies to be exact

Problem is… I don’t like raisins. I subbed in chocolate because that’s clearly the most reasonable alternative. And then I added a bunch of tart dried cranberries for good measure, because I love cranberries and if oatmeal cookies don’t have big chunks of apples then they need cranberries.

I can’t live without cranberries so there better not ever be a shortage… they’re sort of one of my many crack foods. I’d happily give up just about any other food besides cranberries. I live on cranberry juice. Oh and apples… don’t even try taking those away from me. Nope, not gonna happen.

A generous helping of applesauce (there ya go… apples and cranberries colliding in cookie heaven) keep these babies moist. What’s the best way to finish off sweet oatmeal cookies but with something extra sweet? Top these off with a maple glaze and just drool… I mean, enjoy.

No seriously, I should’ve renamed these to New England cookies because it’s all in there! Cranberries, apples, maple syrup – perfection.

And please don’t be scared of the moist looking dough. You know that dough, the one that looks like it’s going to spread in the oven to a liquidy mess and burn around the edges before the cookie thickens and puffs up to a perfect cookie. I stood by my oven window watching, waiting, hoping these babies would turn out and they absolutely did. So don’t be scared. Watch through your window if you must. But grab your ingredients and get to work. You want these. Your family and friends want these.

Hop on over to Jen’s for the complete recipe.


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14 Responses to “Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze {Guest Posting}”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 7, 2012 at 9:03 am

    These look perfect! Heading over now :)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 7, 2012 at 9:25 am

    They look and sound like the perfect thing for a pity party ;)

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    Tracey — June 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Haha, New England cookies, I love it!! These sound amazing, especially the maple glaze.

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    Cassie — June 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Fun recipe Rachel! Love the glaze!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 7, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    These look super good and I love how perfect they cookies are! I could down that maple glaze all by itself!

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic mama — June 7, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Mmm these look awesome!

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    Stephanie — June 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I thought I was the only one that didn’t like raisins in oatmeal cookies! I don’t mind them so much outside of the cookies though..

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — June 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Great recipe :) I think everyone in the family will love it!

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    Katie — June 8, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Mmm. I make an applesauce cake that I love (with raisins, though I always make a corner raisin free for my brother!) and I bet these cookies will be good competition, especially with maple glaze! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Carla @ Carla's Confections — June 8, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    These look so good. And I completely agree that chocolate is a completely reasonable substitute for raisins! Just as healthy too ;)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

    These sound delicious, will definitely check them out!

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — June 9, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Thanks so much for filling in while I was off on vacation! These cookies sound seriously divine. I have to make them!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 11, 2012 at 4:13 am

    Love the idea of using applesauce in these! And that maple glaze is so inviting.

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — June 16, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I can’t get over that glaze! These cookies look perfect but I LOVE the glaze. I’m thinking of things that I can put it over already.

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