California Walnut Breakfast Cookies

  • Yield 100 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

Perfect for a breakfast on the run or for a lunch box treat.

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California Walnut Board

Ingredients

3 cups butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons applesauce
6 3/4 cups brown sugar
5 cups pineapple, crushed (in juice)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 tablespoons maple flavoring
10 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
10 cups oatmeal
6 cups dates or raisins
6 cups California walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, applesauce and sugar in mixer bow. 
  2. Add crushed pineapple with juice, vanilla and maple flavoring. 
  3. Combine flour, dry milk, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  Blend into creamed mixture. 
  4. Blend in oats, dates (or raisins) and California walnuts. 
  5. Using 16# scoop, drop cookie dough onto baking pan.  Flatten slightly. 
  6. 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.

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