- 1 cup, coarsely chopped dried apples
- 2 tbsp hot water
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 cup, firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup, unsifted all-purpose white flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 cups granola
- 2/3 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine dried apples and hot water. Set aside. Beat butter, brown sugar, egg, 2 Tbsp water, and vanilla together until creamy. Stir together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamy mixture. Blend well. Stir in apples (undrained), granola and raisins. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake 15-18 minutes until lightly browned. Makes 5 dozen.
Pineapple-Coconut Cookies: Substitute 1 cup coarsely chopped dried pineapple for dried apples. Decrease granola to 2 cups. Add 1 cup of flaked coconut. Omit raisins.
Banana-Nut Cookies: Substitute 1 cup chopped dried bananas for dried apples. Increase flour to 1 1/2 cups. Omit raisins and granola. Add 1 cup uncooked oatmeal and 1 cup chopped nuts.