lower-fat chewy oatmeal spice cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 16 mins

My adapted version of the sam name recipe from www.quakeroats.com. Changed some ingredients to make healthier and added some spices for extra flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment.
  3. You only need 2.
  4. In large bowl, beat sugars and applesauce until well blended.
  5. Add egg whites, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  6. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger; mix well.
  7. Add oats and dried fruit; mix well.
  8. (Dough will be moist.) Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  9. I fit them in 4 X 5 rows with one cookie squeezed into the side.
  10. Press down cookies to desired thickness and width (these cookies will NOT spread because of no fat) Bake 4 minutes, then turn cookie sheet around to the other side and bake another 4.
  11. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Store tightly covered.
  14. I suggest using my Splenda Powdered Sugar Glaze.
  15. One recipe should do the trick.
  16. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon for an extra kick, if desired.
Most Helpful

I love these cookies! I have been making 1/2 recipes of these cookies about 3-5x's a week since I first tried then. I changed a few things, like using pumpkin seeds instead of fruit, and they come out great. I eat them as a dessert, but mainly as a healthy snack. Great recipe, thanks!

lisa__lynn January 24, 2010

Pretty good! I added in raisins and coconut, while they tasted okay for a nonfat cookie, they were a little too dry for my taste. I'd recommend adding a bit more applesauce to the recipe. Still, very tasty little cookies, thanks!

Hydra January 10, 2008

Good cookies! I added a few mini chocolate chips, but other than that didn't do a thing! Baked the exact stated time and they are nice and soft :-) Thanks!

Ms. Sweet November 20, 2005