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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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!

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly coat a baking sheet with canola oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix briefly.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add to creamed mixture and mix until all dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 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

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