About this recipe:Chewy oatmeal cookies that are a tad healthier thanks to using a bit of apple sauce in place of half the butter. You'll never know it, however! Studded with raisins, walnuts and chocolate chips, these are moreish and delicious.
110g butter, softened
4 tablespoons apple sauce
220g dark brown soft sugar
5 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
250g porridge oats
60g chopped walnuts
75g plain chocolate chips
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:15min › Ready in:35min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, apple sauce, dark brown soft sugar and caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda, then gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the oats, raisins, nuts and chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.