"Skinny" Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies

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Recipe by zeldaz51

Recipe by Gina Homolka of SkinnyTaste.com. More oats than flour, and very little butter (1/5 teaspoon per cookie) these are are a soft, chewy alternative to higher-fat recipes. We like to use chopped dried tart cherries instead of the raisins, but any dried fruit could be substituted. Pecans would be nice, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar on medium speed. Add the egg, followed by the maple syrup, apple sauce and vanilla extract.
  4. Working by hand with a spatula, stir in the dry ingredients until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the oats, raisins and chopped walnuts.
  5. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
  6. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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