New Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

New Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


Makes 2 ½ dozens
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Preheat oven to 350° F. Cream sugar and margarine or butter in a mixer on medium speed. Slowly add egg and mix on medium speed for 1 minute. Add milk and applesauce, mix for 1 more minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add dry ingredients gradually to the creamed mixture and mix on low speed for 2 minutes, until blended.

Add oats and raisins; blend for 30 seconds on low speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl. Portion dough by rounded teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-13 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.



• ¾ cup sugar

• 2 Tbsp. margarine or butter

• 1 large egg

• 2 Tbsp. low-fat milk

• ¼ cup canned applesauce

• ¾ cup all-purpose flour

• ¼ tsp. baking soda

• ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

• ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg

• ¼ tsp. salt

• 1 ¼ cup quick oats

• ½ cup raisins





(Calculations are approximations. The nutritional content may vary depending upon degree of cooking and cooking method.)

  • Calories: 70
  • Total Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrate: 14 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • % of Calories from Fat: 14 %
  • % of Calories from Carbohydrate: 80 %
  • % of Calories from Protein: 6 %
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Calcium: 7 mg
  • Sodium: 42 mg

  • One oatmeal raisin cookie is considered one serving of carbohydrate for people with diabetes. One serving of carbohydrate, or one carbohydrate exchange, is about 18 grams.
  • Applesauce is often used in recipes as a substitute for granulated sugar. Applesauce (especially unsweetened) has natural sugars that add sweetness to recipes without the “empty calories” of granulated sugar. “Empty calories” are those calories that do not provide any nutritional benefit besides calories. Applesauce has health benefits beyond its caloric contribution.
  • Try mixing ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans with the oatmeal and raisins. Nuts are a healthy way to add protein, and monounsaturated fatty acids to recipes, and they enhance the flavor of cookies.

  • Some people think cookie dough is a yummy treat, but this recipe includes a raw egg which can cause foodborne illness if eaten uncooked, especially in immuno-compromised people, pregnant women, and young children. If you really like to eat cookie dough, buy or make some without raw eggs.
  • Kids can do this recipe with some supervision, but may have to be coached on the safe using of electric mixers.
  • Cookie sheets and cookies are HOT right from the oven. Be sure to use oven mitts and let the cookies cool before trying to eat them!

Recipe courtesy of Food, Family, and Fun – United States Department of Agriculture