It’s almost that time of year again. You know, when the holidays come around and cookies and other treats are everywhere. I know I’ll be indulging in some cookies this year so before the craze starts, I thought it would be fun to bake some healthy, guilt-free cookies.

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Over the weekend, I baked up some Oatmeal Everything Cookies (recipe below). Basically it’s an oatmeal cookie with raisins, cranberries, pecans and white chocolate mixed in. This cookie may be healthy but it’s surely not boring.

I felt like I was running my own little test kitchen, throwing a little bit of this and a little bit of that into these cookies…and phew, they turned out well! Not only were they soft and flavorful right out of the oven but they are still moist and tasty two days later. Each cookie is about 50 calories so you can feel okay about reaching for a second one, or even a third.

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Oatmeal Everything Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/3 c. light brown sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/3 c. vanilla pudding

1 egg white

3/4 c. oats

1/4 c. raisins

1/4 c. dried cranberries

1/4 c. chopped pecans

1/4 c. white chocolate morsels

Cooking spray

 

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 350*.

2. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Mix until well combined.

3. In another bowl, mix together brown sugar, egg, and pudding. Blend well then add to flour mixture.

4. Stir in oats, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped pecans and white chocolate. Mix well.

5. Drop teaspoons of batter onto greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Flatten cookies a bit with the spoon.

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool cookies on a rack.

8. Enjoy!

 

Have a great week everyone!

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