Prep 12 mins
Cook 10 mins
A Cookie Recipe I got from Food Network's Weighing in, Episode: Big John & The Twins. They are great; Soft, chewy, BIG, and light on calories and fat!
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2⁄3 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup dried sweetened cranberries (recommended ( Craisins)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Stir until well blended.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten each cookie with the back of the tablespoon. Repeat until sheet is full, being careful not to crowd.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
- Cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
- To make a cookie-frozen yogurt sandwich, place 1 small scoop of fat-free frozen yogurt on a cookie and top with a second cookie.
These turned out quite nicely. They were really easy to put together and quick as well. Its just I dont care for their taste too much. Even though I like the idea of combining whole grain flour with oats and cranberries somehow these cookies just didnt appeal to me that much. Maybe its just my taste, but this is why I cant rate them any higher. I made the full recipe and got only 11 cookies, but those were very big. I might try these again subbing raisins for the cranberries and using half whole grain, half ordinary flour. Made and reviewed for one of my "babies" in Spring PAC 2009.
This one was pretty good. I used white flour instead of whole wheat (with the price of baking supplies going up so much I've had to cut back on my whole wheat purchasing, which is one reason I make a lot of things that add oatmeal, for the fiber and health!) and was a little bit generous with the cranberries, but otherwise left it as written. I did not get 18 cookies (I got 16) and I actually thought I was making them a little small. There is something just a bit "different" about the taste. DH said he thought it tasted like a hint of medicine; I wondered if it was the spices. That said, he enjoyed them and the kids chose these as the snack they want in their lunches tomorrow. Thanks for a healthy one to try! Made for Healthy Choices ABC.