Friday, September 2, 2011

Low Fat Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

And the baking procrastination begins. Already. Well, kind of. I mean it's Thursday, I can't read for my quiz on Tuesday tonight, I will forget anything that I actually retain from reading an accounting book. 

Living with only two people makes it silly to make a whole batch of cookies. Unless we want to weigh 300 pounds each by the end of the semester. Which, I don't think is looking like a future goal. So I decided to cut the recipe in half, it made 15 cookies. Perfect to leave some out and to throw some in the freezer to save for later.

Low Fat Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
adapted from Gina's Skinny Taste
makes 15

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
1 egg white
1/8 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup raisins (or chocolate chips)

1. Preheat oven to 350°; spray one baking sheet.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. 
3. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.
4. Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.
5. stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the raisins.
6. Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
7. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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