Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
With dried apples and caramel candies in every bite, our less-than-100-calorie oatmeal cookies give you the flavors of fall year-round.

Yield:

4 dozen (serving size: 1 cookie)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 83
Fat 2 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 0.5 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 15.5 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Sodium 74 mg
Calcium 17 mg

Ingredients

6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup finely chopped dried apple slices
3/4 cup caramel bits or 16 small soft caramel candies, chopped

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a bowl; stir well.

3. Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just combined. Fold in apple and caramel bits.

4. Drop dough by 2 teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Flatten balls slightly with hand. Bake at 350° for 9 minutes. Cool on pans 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Note:

Helen Worthington, Meridian, Mississippi,

March 2010