Just for the health of it!

Debbie B. has become the "cookie guru" of Milford, PA. To help her family and friends manage calories more effectively, Debbie has reworked a "good" recipe into a "great" recipe.


2 cups apple butter

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup water

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups flour

6 cups uncooked oats

2 tsp. salt (optional)

1 tsp. baking soda

2 cups raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together apple butter, sugar, eggs, water and vanilla until creamy. Combine dry ingredients with the raisins and mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. If moister cookies are desired, bake until just golden and soft. For variety add coconut, chocolate chips or nuts.

Revised: Saturday, February 23, 2002 08:42 AM