Thursday, February 26, 2009

Oatmeal Island Cookies

1 stick margarine ($.20)
1/2 C. unsweetened applesauce ($.25)
1 C. brown sugar ($.20)
1/2 C. sugar ($.10)
2 eggs ($.14)
2 T. honey (optional) ($.10)
1/4 tsp. coconut extract ($.10)
1 tsp. rum extract ($.15)
1 3/4 C. flour ($.10 - after coupons)
1 tsp. baking soda ($.05)
1 tsp. ginger ($.05)
3 1/2 C. oats ($.45 - after coupons)
1 C. coconut (toasted or untoasted) ($.35)
1/2 C. almonds (sliced) or macadamian nuts ($.75)

Preheat oven to 350. Beat together margarine, applesauce, sugars til creamy. Add in eggs, honey, and extracts, beat well. Add in combined flour, ginger, baking soda, stirring in slowly til all ingredients are well blended. Stir in oats, coconut, and nuts. Drop by rounded spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, cool and store in airtight container.
Yield = 36-42 cookies
Cost: $2.99
Cost per cookie: $.08

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