After-School Snack Cookies

  • 1 1/2 c. oatmeal
  • 1/2 c. lightly crushed raisin bran (or other whole grain cereal)
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 T. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. lightly-packed brown sugar
  • 2 T. creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. peeled, chopped apples
  • 1/2 c. raisins (or other dried fruit)

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Cover a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.

Combine the oatmeal, cereal, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and brown sugar. In a cup, combine the peanut butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ones until a crumbly cookie dough forms. Add the apples and the dried fruit and thoroughly combine.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-17 minutes. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 3 minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Yields: 2 dozen
  • Preparation Time: 45 minutes
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