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Apple Craisin Walnut Cookies

I shared this recipe over at House of Smith‘s last month and it’s SO yummy!  I wanted to share it with all of you too 🙂

I just love Shelley- she’s one of my favorite blogging friends.  As I’m sure you all know… she’s so AWESOME and inspires me everyday!

Shelley and I got to hang out a bit at a Blogger Event a couple weeks ago… we got to chatting about life and my weight loss journey and cooking.


About 14 years ago I weighed 235 pounds- I’ve written about my weight loss journey if you’d like to read  My Weight Loss Story click link.

I’ve always loved food but it was NOT loving me back… so, I made some changes in my cooking techniques to “skinny” down recipes while keeping all the flavor and that is my passion for writing my blog.  I hope to help others find the same techniques helpful in their journey to balanced eating.


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I know you’ll just love these Apple Craisin Walnut Cookies…

Yield: 36

Apple Craisin Walnut Cookies

Apple Craisin Walnut Cookies by
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 2 C large flake rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 Tbsp cinnamon, depending on how much like
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 1/2 C honey, spray the measuring cup with cooking spray first
  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Yummy ingredients:
  • 1/2 C gala apple, diced
  • 1/2 C Craisins
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4-1/2 C walnuts, optional


  1. In large bowl, mix dry ingredients.
  2. In medium bowl, mix wet ingredients.
  3. Mix the wet into the dry ingredients, stir just until moistened.
  4. Add apple, craisins, chocolate chips, and walnuts, stir.
  5. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 335 degrees (lower temp due to honey which will burn more easily).
  7. Drop by Tbsp onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Press down with fork to ensure even cooking.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned on bottom.
  10. Refrigerate dough between batches.
  11. Cookies freeze well.
  12. Enjoy!


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Apple Craisin Walnut Cookies are a deliciously yummy cookie that’s healthy too!

They freeze really well for up to 2 months… I have some in the freezer right now.  They’re perfect for when I need to satisfy my sweet tooth- in a healthier way!


Happy Friday and Happy Cooking!

xoxo~ Ruthie



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