Applesauce Cookies

Ingredients:

3 cups rolled oats
1 cup + 2 tbs brown rice flour
3/4 cup date sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup safflower oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat over to 350 F. Lightly oil or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, dates, salt, dates and pecans. Mix thoroughly, using your hands to separate dates and mix ingredients. Stir in applesauce, oil and vanilla and mix well.

Spoon or scoop rounded tablespoons onto prepared sheet and flatten slightly into disks about 1/2 inch thick. Bake about 10 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Repeat with remaining dough.

Makes about 5 dozen small cookies.

*Variation - Applesauce Thumbprints Shape as recipe directs, press thumb prints into center, and bake as directed. Spoon a little apple jelly into depression or cooled cookies.

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