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OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Source: The Right Bite Cookbook, UT Extension

Makes: 2 ½ dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup reduced fat margarine
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 5 packets acesulfame-K (Sweet One®)
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped raisins
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2. Stir together oats, flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and baking powder.
  • 3. In another bowl, cream the margarine, brown sugar, and acesulfame-K with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • 4. Stir in dry ingredients, then raisins.
  • 5. Drop by heaping teaspoon onto baking sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 6. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 55
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Sodium: 62 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Protein: 1 g

Nutrition Tips:

Oatmeal, when used in a low-fat diet, can help lower blood cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels.

Sweet spices like cinnamon and ginger can make a recipe seem sweeter without as much sugar. Vanilla also makes a recipe taste sweeter.

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