Dairy-Free Apple Hermits

Author: Canadian Living

No one will miss the butter in these chewy, lightly spiced cookies.

  • Portion size 48 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup dried apple chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
Glaze:
  • 2/3 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons apple juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

In large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, applesauce, oil, egg, egg white and vanilla. Peel and grate apple; squeeze out liquid. Stir into applesauce mixture.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and allspice; stir into applesauce mixture to make dough. Stir in dried apples, pecans and currants.

Drop by 1 tbsp (15 mL) onto 2 parchment paper-lined rimless baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven for 15 to 17 minutes, rotating and switching pans halfway through, or until light golden on bottoms and edges. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.

Glaze: In small bowl, whisk icing sugar with cinnamon; whisk in apple juice and vanilla to make thick glaze. Spread by scant 1/4 tsp (1 mL) onto each cookie. Let stand until set, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 29 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 60.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 4 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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