Sunday, October 2, 2011

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These are the best cookies ever. They are low fat, full of oatmeal, and they taste great too!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
My Recipe

1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
2 tbs butter
1/3 C apple sauce
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
~1/3 C wheat germ

2 C oats
1 C raisins*

First, beat the sugars and butter together with an electric mixer. When the mixture is fully combined, add in the egg, applesauce, and vanilla and mix on low until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and wheat germ. Combine this mixture with the applesauce mixture and stir it together by hand. (You don't want to over-mix the dry and wet ingredients)
Add the oats and raisins. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake them for 10 to12 minutes, rotating the sheets half way through, at 375 degrees. When they are turning golden brown around the edges, take them out and allow them to cool on the sheets for about 2 minutes so that they set up completely. Allow them to cool completely on a wire rack. Keep them in an airtight container so that they stay soft for days.  

*If you want to, substitute chocolate chips, cherries, or any other tasty bits for the raisins!

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