Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Recipe submitted by Pamela M. Peeke, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Speaking of Women's Health 2007 Keynote Presenter.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These oatmeal cookies are a healthier option for an after-school snack! They’re low in calories, but high in flavor. Kids will love the smell of cookies warming on the baking pan as they step inside after a long day of school. These oatmeal raisin cookies can even be packed for lunch the next day, if they last that long!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup low-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 11/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly coat a baking sheet with canola oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix briefly.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Portion heaping teaspoonfuls of dough, about 3/4 ounces onto baking sheet about 1 1/2-inches apart. Bake for 7 minutes. Lightly flatten with finger. Rotate baking sheet and bake for 4 minutes.

Makes 38 cookies.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 75 calories
  • 1 g protein
  • 13 g carbohydrates
  • 2 g fat
  • 15 mg cholesterol
  • 49 mg sodium
  • 1 g fiber