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Autumn Gems

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  •  ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup cooked, mashed buttercup squash (cooled slightly)
  •  ¾ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups raisins


Mix oats, flour, soda, spices and sugars and set aside. Stir together well the squash, canola oil,
orange juice and eggs. Combine flour and squash mixtures, add raisins and blend well. Drop by
tablespoon onto ungreased baking pans. Bake at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies
from pans and cool on wire racks.

Makes 3 dozen.

Per serving: 130 calories and 5 g of fat.

Filed under: desserts, vegetables, bake
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