OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
Panera Bread Restaurant Recipe
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, drained in a sieve
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set the mixture aside.
In a medium bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. One at a time, add the brown sugar, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract, beating thoroughly between each addition.
One at a time, gently stir in the flour mixture, oats, and raisins. Drop the dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Use a fork to gently flatten the mounds of dough.
Bake until the cookies are lightly browned and look dull on the surface but are still soft and moist, 8 to 10 minutes. Grab and slide each foil sheet of cookies from the pan to a rack to cool for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the foil to cool completely.