Monday, February 1, 2010

Healthyish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I majorly changed this recipe I found on to attempt to make it healthy. So, I halved the butter and subbed applesauce for the other half. Then I added flax meal and wheat germ. And subbed part of the white flour for whole wheat flour. I thought about lowering the sugar, but I thought with all of those other changes that I better keep the sugar amount the same. They came out really good and the kids loved them. I think next time I will try to lower the sugar a bit.

1 C golden raisins (or regular raisins)
3 C rolled oats
1/2 C butter (1 stick)
1/2 C applesauce (natural, unsweetened)
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 C all purpose flour
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C wheat germ
1/4 C flax meal
1 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground cloves
1/2 t salt

In a medium bowl, combine; all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, flax meal, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
In a large bowl, beat butter, applesauce and sugar together. It will be a little lumpy. Then, beat in eggs and vanilla. Finally stir the flour mixture into the wet mixture. After thoroughly mixed, add in oats and raisins and stir until mixed throughout. Finally, drop 1 T of cookie dough onto cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350 degrees. If you like chewy cookies, bake for a shorter time...for more cake like cookies bake longer.
After completely cooled you may store in a tightly sealed container for about 1 week.

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