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healthy cookie recipes?

I have a social obligation (birthday party) next week for which I am expected to bring a goody. I would like to make some cookies with actual nutritive value (oatmeal cookies with dried fruit??) and maybe reduced sugar and fat. I'm sure someone here has a recipe like that..... ?

Thu. Mar 16, 11:36am

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Vanishing Oatmeal raisin cookies

I have used the cookie recipie in the Quaker Oat (old fashioned) cannister. The last time I used it, I used smart balance instead of the cup of butter... and you coulr use applesauce as well, though I don't know the ratio for that.
You could sub splenda for sugar.... though the recipie reads like so in case they don't have it inside your cannister of oats...
1 cup marg or butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2cup granulated sugar
2 eggs -egg substitute?
1tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour- use wheat instead?
1tsp baking soda
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt optional
3 cups quaker oats - quick or old fashioned) uncooked
1 cup raisins... you could up this and add dried fruit like berries craisins and cherries... so it would be more chewey- to 2 cups of fruit... add it in slowly to make sure they hold together..
1 oven at 350
2 beat marg and sugars
3 add eggs and vanilla beat mixture
4 add (flour soda and sinnamon and salt) mixture mixing in well
5 stir in oats and raisins mix
6 drop onto cookie sheet... (could use parchement paper and no greasing needed)
7 bake 10-12 min till golden
cool one minute and try not to eat before party... makes 4doz
bar cookies say to30- 35 min in ungreased 13X9 in pan (metal) but not sure what using glass would do...

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 11:59 AM

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Take your favorite cookie recipe. Replace the butter with canola oil, the white flour with king arthur white wheat flour, use 1/3 less sugar, and replace 1/2 the egg with applesauce. I make chocolate chip cookies for my family this way, and they don't know how healthy these changes make them, they still eat them up!

Thursday, March 16, 2006, 5:35 PM

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