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If you are looking for a fancy-schmancy addition to your decadent Christmas cookie tray, keep looking! If, on the other hand, you are looking for a nice little treat that can go into family lunchboxes and snacks that will provide actual nutrition without guilt, you are in the right place. These will never be a crispy-crunchy cookie, but more soft and chewy, because of the lack of fat. Do not overbake them! They should look pretty soft when they come out of the oven. I used a melonballer to scoop out the cookies, and ended up with 48. The balance of spices was excellent. These are definitely not a very sweet cookies, and this is me, the cut-the-sugar queen saying it, but I found they really grew on me. I did not add the nuts, and I might add more raisins next time. I confess I did also use one whole egg rather than two eggwhites. I don't see the point of cutting out the yolks, because then you just have to find another recipe to use them up. At least, I do, because I can't bring myself to throw out perfectly good food.
I think these are good. Left out the nuts and they are 1 ww point if you get 24 from the batch. To flatten, moisten your fingers with water and press slightly.
As a health nut this is definately a recipe I plan to keep around for a while. I think though that my first batch were a bit dry so I'd suggest to other to consider adding just a bit more applesauce to moisten them up a bit. I made them a bit small but that way I don't feel guilty eating two or three of them between meals as a snack and the oatmeal really fills you up. Very satisfying.
I loved these!! My husband does not like healthy food and loved these too! I halved the recipe and used 1 c. splenda granulated instead of brown sugar and used an egg substitute. They had a great texture (I like soft cookies). Thank you so much for this great recipe!
These were really great. My husband and I haven't been eating healthy for very long and have been looking for good snacks. The only thing I did differently in the recipe was use regular sweetened applesauce because that was all I had on hand. There are definitely not a sugar fix cookie, but seriously - for low fat these are awesome.
These oookies were terrible as was the directions. I added coconut and almonds, but they lack any flavor. I have decided that if I am going to spend the money and time to make a cookie I want it to taste good. Even protein bars from Bodybuilding.com are better than these. Do not recommend,sorry!
Good! Not great! Has a spongey texture.
my husband loves oatmeal raisin cookies. he thought these were rubbery and tasted like cardboard. i threw the whole batch away. we laughed so hard. he just kept chewing and chewing. so i guess i need to keep looking for a better healthy oatmeal raisin cookie!
Definitely dry and I added extra applesauce and raisins....recipe is OK...needs a bit more moisture.....
i have to say this recipe is awesome! i wanted to bake my very first oatmeal raisen cookies from scratch... when i googled for a healthy oatmeal raisen cookies, this recipe was the one that stayed with me and was indeed successful! thank you janselstad!!! it was simple and perfect =)