OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES
Source: The Right Bite Cookbook, UT Extension
Makes: 2 ½ dozen cookies
- 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
- 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.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 55
- Total Fat: 2 g
- Sodium: 62 mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Dietary Fiber
- Protein: 1 g
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.