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Oatmeal Raisin Applesauce Cookies Recipe

Updated on March 26, 2016
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Patty collects various recipes from past generations and is interested in early American History, the Civil War, and the 19th century.

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Use any type of dried fruit you enjoy in this recipe.
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Use any type of dried fruit you enjoy in this recipe.
Use any type of dried fruit you enjoy in this recipe. | Source

In Search of Archway Raisin Cookies

I loved Archway Raisin Cookies some years ago, but when the company stopped making them, I learned to make the following recipe. I stumbled upon this mix of ingredients when I accidentally upset a jar of Mott's Applesauce into my oatmeal raisin cookie mix. It makes the cookies very moist and adds a flavor that I enjoy.

Archway opened as a cookie company during The Great Depression in 1936 in a garage in Battle Creek, Michigan. Since then, the company has been taken over in sequence by two other entity's, but the Archway trademark is still in use.

The original raisin cookies were a soft sugar cookie with raisins added and I have not found any other like them for sale.

I loved Archway Raisin Cookies years ago, but the company stopped making them!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Two to Three dozen cookies

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Oatmeal Raisin Applesauce Cookies

Equipment Needed:

  • Clean and sanitized kitchen counter
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Damp washcloth under the mixing bowl to keep it from scooting on the counter
  • Electric mixer or a second bowl and a wooden spoon
  • Table forks
  • A teaspoon
  • A small cup for beating an egg.
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • At least one cookie sheet
  • Large spatula


Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or whole-wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (or use 1 cup and increase flour by 1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for variety, try almond extract)
  • 1 1/3 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup dark raisins

Optional:

  • ½ cup walnuts.
  • ½ teaspoon of a spice like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Archway Cookies Of Yesteryear

A 1950s display of Archway Cookies.
A 1950s display of Archway Cookies. | Source

I think you can see the raisin cookies in the old time Archway packages in the photo above. You can also see the rounded shapes of the soft sugar cookies. The display was no longer separate from the cookie shelves in the grocery when I was a child, but the wide variety was still there - I miss them!

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 375°F.
  • Thinly cover baking sheet(s) with butter, margarine, or cooking spray.

  • In the mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  • In a second bowl, or in the bowl of the electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together until smooth (I use a bowl and a fork).

  • Slightly beat the egg with a fork in a cup.

  • To the second mixing bowl, add applesauce, the egg, and the vanilla. Mix or stir until smoothly mixed.

  • Add the applesauce mixture to the flour mixture slowly and mix thoroughly. If using an electric mixer, remove the bowl.

  • Stir in the oats and raisins.

  • Add nuts and spices if desired.

  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets about two inches apart.

  • Bake until golden brown: 10 to 12 minutes, depending on humidity of your location.

  • Remove the baking sheet(s) from the oven and cool on wire racks or tea towels (5-6 minutes). Remove cookies from baking sheet(s) with a spatula and allow to cool more completely on a cookie plate. Store in a cookie jar or air-tight container.

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© 2007 Patty Inglish MS

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      Mike V 

      7 years ago

      good cookies

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      11 years ago from Seattle

      I don't make my own, but my grandma makes it for me! Mmmm! She makes great pear sauce too.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Thanks Stacie, I love this recipe! Applesauce is great isn't it -- do you make your own?

    • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

      Stacie Naczelnik 

      11 years ago from Seattle

      This recipe looks good--I love baking with applesauce.

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