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Easy Healthier Oatmeal Cookies


1 c. 

quick-cooking oats1/2 c. 

old-fashioned oats1/4 c. 

whole-wheat flour3/4 tsp. 

baking soda1 tsp. 

ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. 

kosher salt1/4 c. 

(1/2 stick) butter, softened1/3 c. 

granulated sugar1 

large egg1 tsp. 

pure vanilla extract1/2 c. 

applesauce1/2 c. 

dried cherries1/3 c. 

chopped dark chocolate, plus more for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and applesauce until combined. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in dried cherries and chocolate.
  3. Using a large cooking scoop, arrange balls of dough on prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Gently flatten each ball slightly. Top with more chocolate.
  4. Bake until golden around edges, about 12 minutes.

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