Thursday, October 13, 2011

Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Does Fall make you want to cook and bake? It does that for me! I want to make soup and bake bread, crackers and cookies. A dear friend of mine and her husband bake the best desserts EVER and this recipe comes from them. Maybe I can get her to share some of her great dessert bread recipes with us for the holidays?!!!

Good for You Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large egg whites
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts
12 oz. chocolate chips
bag of Craisins--dried cranberries (2 cups?)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease baking sheets (or line them with parchment paper like I do--LOVE parchment paper!!!)

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and applesauce in large mixer bowl and mix until smooth. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats, nuts, chocolate chips and Craisins. Drop onto baking sheets.

Bake 9-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for two minutes then remove to wire racks.

Now, the hard part...hide these from your family and dole out a few at a time or they will disappear in minutes:)))

I think I will bake these for our church potluck this weekend. My mouth is watering already!

Have a great day and don't eat too many cookies!!!  Kat

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