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Amazingly Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
December 2006 Recipe

This holiday season modify you favorite recipe to make it more heart healthy. By replacing the butter with ingredients like applesauce, you can save lots of calories and fat. Here is one of our favorite recipes.

Enjoy!

Yields 24 cookies

Ingredients: Vegetable cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins

Baking Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375=B0F. Lightly spray two baking sheets with the cooking spray.
  2. Set out a large bowl and combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and both sugars together. Beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the applesauce, egg and vanilla and mix until blended about 2 minutes. Add the flour to the applesauce mixture and mix well. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the oats and raisins.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets about two inches apart.
  5. Bake until slightly golden, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and cool on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove the cookies and cool completely. These cookies can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size: 2 cookies
Number of Servings: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fat 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 216 mg

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