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These healthy apple cookies made with oats, shredded apples and brown sugar make snack time enjoyable for everybody.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998

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Credit: Brie Passano

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total:
45 mins
Servings:
36
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

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  • Spread oats and nuts on a baking sheet. Bake until fragrant and golden, 5 to 8 minutes; set aside. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  • Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Combine egg whites, shredded apple, brown sugar, apple butter, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl; stir until blended. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened. Stir in dried apples and reserved oats and nuts.. Drop the dough by level tablespoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheets.

  • Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Coat the bottom of a glass with cooking spray. Dip the glass into the cinnamon sugar and flatten cookies with it, dipping the glass into the cinnamon sugar for each. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Tips

Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in health-food stores; it gives baked goods a light texture while adding fiber. Store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition Facts

66 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 10.8g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 5.6g; fat 2.1g; saturated fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 2.9IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 0.5mcg; calcium 4.3mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 2.3mg; potassium 30.4mg; sodium 48.5mg.
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