Cookies have long been my dessert of choice.  Little round circles of yumminess!  Thankfully my family is full of cookie lovers as well since I tend to make them often.  I love experimenting with new textures and flavors and this recipe is no exception.  I wanted something hearty yet low in fat and calories.  Here is the winner!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple butter (see recipe here)
  • 1 1/2 cups date sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups oats (you can use either old fashioned oats or quick oats)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Apple butter and date sugar mixture

  2. Beat together apple butter and date sugar until creamy.
  3. Add egg, vanilla and water.  Beat until mixture is light and fluffy.

    Egg, vanilla and water added

  4. Thoroughly combine flour, baking soda and salt, then add to the sugar mixture.

    Add in oats, walnuts and raisins

  5. Mix well then stir in oats, raisins and walnuts.  The dough will be pretty stiff.

    Cookies on baking sheet

  6. Drop rounded tablespoon size balls onto cookie sheet.  Flatten the dough slightly but not too much as the cookie will naturally spread out as it bakes.
  7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.  Let the cookies cool for about a minute on the cookie sheet before moving them to a wire rack or parchment paper.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Serving size 1 cookie.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 99, Cal. from Fat: 21.5, Total Fat: 2g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 18g, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugars: 4.5g, Protein: 1.5g, Sodium: 14mg, Chol: 5.5mg

Notes:

I love these cookies.  Even just one is so yummy and filling!  I like the texture that the oats bring but if you prefer a smoother cookie just pulse the oats in a blender for a few seconds and then add to the batter.  No matter which way you make these they turn out yummy and delicious!  They also freeze really well.  I use snack size baggies and freeze 2 cookies in a bag.  They are great to pull out for a quick after dinner treat!

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2 Comments

 
  1. Oh my goodness. I officially love your blog. Everything is so fantastic! I looove clean eating foods

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Leanna!!

      I love clean eating! I once heard someone say that if it tastes good it’s probably not good for you - how WRONG they were! The best food I’ve ever tasted has been ‘clean’ food. YUM!

      ~Sarah

 
 

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