While living in Colorado, I picked up this cookbook called ‘Colorado Fit Kitchen‘, it has really great Colorado-y recipes and is nice and healthy! One of our absolute favorite recipes from this book is a recipe for Mindful Morsels. Although, I did make a few changes to the recipe, I don’t call them Mindful Morsels, they are Colorado Cookies to us!
1/2 cup butter (soft, leave on counter for an hour before beginning recipe)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups oats
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Go ahead and preheat your oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar, until well mixed and ‘fluffy’ then add eggs, apple sauce and vanilla and keep beating until well mixed.
In another bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt cinnamon, and nutmeg then add to the butter and sugar mixture beat until smooth. For adding the oats and other yummies as we call them at our house I recommend a wooden spoon if you don’t have a table top mixer. Add slowly, working each ingredient into the dough.
Drop spoonfuls of dough on a lightly greased baking sheet. I bake mine for 12 minutes, then let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes before putting them on the cooling rack.
This usually makes about 3 dozen cookies. Perfect when you are in a hurry, not to sweet with a almost cake-y consistency.
What yummies would you add to your cookies?