For Memorial Day festivities, and to use up some of my homemade applesauce, I made Martha's Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies. Martha's cookies look like this:
And here is the TMI version:
I did a few things differently: I omitted the golden raisins because there were none to be found in my pantry, and instead of using pure maple syrup in the frosting, I used maple extract. That might explain why my icing is so much darker than Martha's.
You might notice that each of my giant cookies is really two of the size cookie Martha had intended. But at TMI, we like our cookies big. It's how we roll.
This is a very tasty recipe and a welcome change from the standard Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. My wonderful husband (who took the action shots, by the way!) prefers them without icing, but I think the maple flavor is a nice touch to the cookie.
To get the nice icing drizzle, pour the icing into a plastic baggie. I use disposable decorator bags from Wilton, but a plain old sandwich baggie will do. Snip off a tiny bit of the corner, and let the frosting run all over the cookies.
Enjoy, and happy Memorial Day from all of us at TMI!