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September 12, 2013

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NEW CASTLE — Healthy apricot

date cookies


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3⁄4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder (low sodium)
  • 1⁄2 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped dates


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Combine flours, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar and egg with a wooden spoon. Add oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Gradually add flour mix to wet ingredients until incorporated. Stir in chopped apricots and dates.

Drop cookies by the tablespoon (or melon-ball scoop) on to the lined cookie sheets.

Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Note: Any kind of dried fruit would work well with these cookies.

Yields 18 cookies

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