Fruit-Sweetened Oatmeal Cookies With Cranberries
Where’s the added sugar in this cookie recipe? You won’t find any! That’s because it uses a combination of fructose or fruit sugar, applesauce and apple juice concentrate to provide all the sweetness this cookie needs! And cranberries add a surprising flavor boost! Fructose can be found in your local health food store, or in the natural foods section of your favorite grocery store. You’ve got to give these treats a try!
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons fructose sweetener
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, fructose and egg whites until smooth. Stir in the applesauce, apple juice concentrate and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into the applesauce mixture. Mix in the oats and chopped cranberries. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are firm to the touch and lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on the cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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