Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies - USDA Recipe for CACFP

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies - USDA Recipe for CACFP
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Makes: 25 or 50 Servings

Description

Dried cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg pack a flavorful punch in these delightfully delicious Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies.

 

Sugar
12 oz
1 1/2 cups
1 lb 8 oz
3 cups

1. Pour sugar and margarine into a commercial mixer (batch as needed). Using a paddle attachment, mix on medium speed until creamy. DO NOT OVERMIX. For 25 servings, mix for 5 minutes. For 50 servings, mix for 10 minutes.

Margarine, trans fat-free
4 oz
1/2 cup
8 oz
1 cup
Frozen whole eggs, thawed
4 oz
1/3 cup 1 Tbsp 2 1/3 tsp
8 oz
2/3 cup 3 Tbsp 1 2/3 tsp

2. Slowly add eggs. Using a paddle attachment, mix on medium speed. DO NOT OVERMIX. For 25 servings, mix for 1 minute. For 50 servings, mix for 2 minutes.

Low-fat 1% milk
1/4 cup
1/2 cup

3. Add milk and applesauce. Using a paddle attachment, mix on medium speed. Scrape sides of bowl. DO NOT OVERMIX. For 25 servings, mix for 1 minute. For 50 servings, mix for 2 minutes.

Canned applesauce, unsweetened
4 oz
1/2 cup
8 oz
1 cup
Whole-wheat flour
4 1/2 oz
1 cup
9 oz
2 cups

4. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Using a paddle attachment, mix on low speed. DO NOT OVERMIX. For 25 servings, mix for 2 minutes. For 50 servings, mix for 4 minutes.

Enriched all purpose flour
3 1/2 oz
3/4 cup 1 1/2 tsp
7 oz
1 1/2 cups 1 Tbsp
Baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
Salt
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
2 tsp
Ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
Oats, rolled, dry
10 oz
3 1/2 cups
1 lb 4 oz
1 qt 3 cups

5. Add oats and cranberries. Using a paddle attachment, mix on low speed. DO NOT OVERMIX. For 25 servings, mix for 30 seconds. For 50 servings, mix for 1 minute.

Dried Cranberries
6 1/2 oz
1 1/3 cups
13 oz
2 2/3 cups

6. Using a No. 30 scoop, portion 1/4 cup (about 2 oz) large drop cookies on a sheet pan (18" x 26" x 1") lightly coated with pan release spray. Place 10 cookies on each pan. For 25 servings, use 3 pans. For 50 servings, use 5 pans.

7. Bake until light brown: Conventional oven: 350 °F for 15-20 minutes. Convection oven: 325 °F for 8-10 minutes.

8. Serve 1 cookie.

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Notes

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NSLP Crediting Information: 1 cookie provides 1.25 oz equivalent grains.

CACFP Crediting Information: The Dietary Guidelines identify grain-based desserts as sources of added sugars and saturated fats. To better align the CACFP meal patterns with the Dietary Guidelines, grain-based desserts cannot count towards the grain requirement at any meal or snack under the updated CACFP meal patterns (7 CFR 226.20(a)(4)(iii)).

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