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Lower-Fat Chewy Oatmeal Spice Cookies recipe

Lower-Fat Chewy Oatmeal Spice Cookies.

Wholesome, low-fat oatmeal apple buttercookies loaded with dried mixed fruit and/or raisins.

Recipe: Lower-Fat Chewy OatmealSpice Cookies

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine, softened
3/4 cup apple butter or applesauce
2 large egg whites or 1 large egg
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup diced dried mixed fruit or raisins or a combination ofboth

  • Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightlyspray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, beat sugars and margarineuntil well blended. Add apple butter, egg whites, milk and vanilla;beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt andnutmeg, if desired; mix well. Add oats and dried fruit; mix well.(Dough will be moist.)
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls ontocookie sheets.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges arelight golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove towire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

    Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

    Tip: Look for apple butter in the jam andjelly section of the supermarket.

    For a NO FAT-ADDED Cookie: Omit margarineand increase apple butter to 1 cup. Proceed as recipe directs.

    Nutritional Information: 1 cookie (madewith 1 cup apple butter and without margarine) Calories 90, Caloriesfrom Fat 0, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg,Sodium 30mg, Total Carbohydrates 19g, Dietary Fiber less than1g, Protein 2g

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof The Quaker Oat Company.

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