You are here: Home » Recipes » California Walnut Breakfast Cookies California Walnut Breakfast Cookies Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 100 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins Perfect for a breakfast on the run or for a lunch box treat. California Walnut Board PrintEmail Ingredients 3 cups butter1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons applesauce6 3/4 cups brown sugar5 cups pineapple, crushed (in juice)1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla3 tablespoons maple flavoring10 cups all-purpose flour2 1/4 cups nonfat dry milk2 tablespoons ground cinnamon2 tablespoons baking soda1 teaspoon salt10 cups oatmeal6 cups dates or raisins6 cups California walnuts, chopped Instructions Cream butter, applesauce and sugar in mixer bow. Add crushed pineapple with juice, vanilla and maple flavoring. Combine flour, dry milk, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture. Blend in oats, dates (or raisins) and California walnuts. Using 16# scoop, drop cookie dough onto baking pan. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes in a conventional oven or at 325F for 10 to 12 minutes in a convection oven. Recipe by Vanna Lynn White, Three Oaks Elementary School, Ft. Myers, Fla.