State Baking Contest - Junior Recipe
Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies 
 
Cookies:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 cup King Arthur Flour all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup raisins

Icing:

1 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons water

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Put butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined. 
 
Add egg and applesauce, mix until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes. 

Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins.

Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over parchment paper; let cool completely. 

Whisk confectioners' sugar, syrup, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies,

Submit 6 hand pies on a white paper plate.

Judging Criteria
Overall Appearance 25 points
Following Directions 10 points
Texture 15 points
Aroma 10 points
Flavor 40 points

TOTAL 100 points
 
Prizes:
The following prizes are awarded at the state contest:
- 1ST:   $15.00 & Rosette - 6TH:   $5.00 & Rosette
- 2ND:  $12.50 & Rosette - 7TH:   $5.00 & Rosette
- 3RD:  $10.00 & Rosette - 8TH:   $5.00 & Rosette
- 4TH:   $7.50 & Rosette - 9TH:   $2.50 & Rosette
- 5TH:   $5.00 & Rosette - 10TH: $2.50 & Rosette

- Honorable Mention Ribbons will also be awarded