¾ cup butter, softened ½ cupbrown sugar, packed 2 large Eggs ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsppure vanilla extract 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup Quick Oats 1 tsp each; baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon ½ tsp salt 1 cup dried blueberries and cherries (or whatever your favorite dried fruit are) ¾ cupchopped nuts (I used pecan pieces, but you could use walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts)
½ cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line baking sheets with Parchment Paper.
2. I prepared this all in my food processor but you could use a large bowl, using an electric mixer. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, applesauce and vanilla. Add dry ingredients until well combined. Stir in dried fruit, chocolate and nuts.
3. Drop cookie dough by rounded tbsp - I use a small ice cream scoop - onto prepared baking sheets, 2" (5 cm) apart .
4. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool 2 minutes and transfer to a wire rack.
Store in an air tight container to keep them moist.