Tutti Frutti Cookies

Directions20 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Makes25 cookies


Position oven rack as high up as possible. Preheat conventional oven to 180°C (350°F). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine milk, oil, applesauce, brown sugar, and lemon zest. Set aside.

In a food processor, chop raisins and cranberries with a bit of flour (125 ml / 1/2 cup). Pour into a large bowl and add the rest of the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

Gradually incorporate moist ingredients into dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

Using a 30 ml ice cream scoop, form balls of dough and drop them, evenly spaced, onto the baking sheets. Leave enough space between the cookies so they don’t touch during cooking (about 6 per sheet).

Cover cookies with parchment paper and flatten with another baking sheet or rolling pin until they are about 2 cm thick.

Bake in a conventional oven for about 15 minutes or until cookies turn golden brown.

Recipe and photo are the result of a partnership project between Extenso and ITHQ to review food offerings and practices in Quebec childcare centers, Nos petits mangeurs.


250 ml (1 cup) 2% party skimmed milk

125 ml (1/2 cup) canola oil

80 ml (1/3 cup) applesauce, unsweetened

80 ml (1/3 cup) brown sugar, packed

10 ml (2 tsp.) lemon zest

250 ml (1 cup) raisins

80 ml (1/3 cup) cranberries, dried

430 ml (1 3/4 cups) whole wheat flour

500 ml (2 cups) rolled oats, slow-cook

10 ml (2 tsp.) baking powder

1 ml (1/4 tsp.) table salt


Double the recipe and freeze the rest.

Replace part or all of the cranberries and raisins with dried fruit of your choice (apricots, dates, etc.)

Replace lemon zest with orange zest.

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