In all honesty I was kind of disappointed when these cookies won the poll. You see these cookies are actually kinda, sorta, well a little bit healthy. And funnily enough even though I really, really want to lose weight the thought of healthy baked goods sometimes just doesn't appeal. So there you have it. But anyways, I made the cookies because I made a promise to my dear readers and you know what? They actually aren't that bad. They certainly aren't a devilish chocolate cookie but they are quite good for a nice healthy treat. These cookies are moist, with a cake-like texture, a hint of cinnamon flavour and some nice chewy bits thanks to the dried blueberries.
So if you are on a bit of a health kick and want some reduced-sugar cookies that actually taste good, then why not give these a try?
Apple Sauce and Blueberry Cookies (from 500 Cookies by Philippa Vanstone)
115g unsalted butter, softened
50g demerera sugar
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
50g dried blueberries (I used 70g)
225 unsweetened apple sauce (I used 250g)
2 tbsp water (I omitted the water)
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well.
- Stir in the sifted dry ingredients, dried blueberries, apple sauce and water one at a time (I omitted the water).
- Drop teaspoonfuls onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.