Recipe by chiclet
These are both healthy and delicious...my favorite combination! I adapted this from a recipe I found online when I first started baking.My friends and boyfriend always ask for them, and there is lots of room for substitutions, so they never get boring!
- 3⁄4 cup butter (I sometimes substitute 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce for a softer, sweeter-and healthier-cookie)
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 egg whites
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (or nuts, chips or other dried fruit- whatever strikes your fancy)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cream together butter and white and brown sugars until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
- Add egg whites and egg one at a time, beating well with each addition.
- Stir in vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
- Stir in quick oats, chocolate chips and raisins.
- **Optional if using raisins: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 cup raisins, remove from heat, and soak for 10 minutes. Drain and cool before adding them to batter**.
- Drop batter by heaping spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes (longer if your spoonfuls are REALLY heaping). Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.