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California Walnut Early Morning Cookies


These soft, moist cookies are a good breakfast snack. Store in an airtight container for maximum freshness.



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter, applesauce and sugar in a large bowl. 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. Drop dough in round tablespoons onto baking pan. Flatten slightly.
  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes 50 (2-inch) cookies.


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