|This recipe is from Quaker Oats|
Cowboy Cookies modified recipe from Quaker Oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup apple sauce, drained
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3 medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped nuts, toasted
2/3 cup shredded coconut, toasted
2/3 cup raisins
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combined flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, mix apple sauce, oil, and sugars, until well incorporated.
Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
Gradually add flour mixture.
Add oats, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut and raisins; mix well.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls (or a #60 or #40 disher) onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.
Yield : about 4.5 dozen
Notes: Initially it was a really dry crumbly dough. I added an extra medium egg. Problem solved.
My reason ~ maybe when the recipe says "2 eggs" it meant large. If so, 2 medium eggs weren't going to cut it, an extra was needed. Don't know if that was the best solution, but it worked for me.