Maple Glazed Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

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“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” Martin Luther

When I came across this cookie in the September issue of Family Circle Magazine, I knew I would be trying it out.  Oatmeal and apple?  Count me in!  With less than a cup of flour, 3 cups of rolled oats, egg whites, no leavening agent and chock full of chopped apples, it was a pretty healthy version of a classic oatmeal cookie.  The recipe called for jumbo sizes but I made them regular-sized and got twice as many cookies.  The texture is a bit granola-like with big soft chunks of apple  and a nice spicy note.   The maple glaze puts these over the top!   Turn them into a fall ice cream sandwhich by pressing a scoop of maple-walnut ice cream between 2 cookies.  A delicious back-to-school lunch box cookie with a big dose of fiber and fruit.  A+

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