Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Healthy Raisin Cookie Makeover

This is my third attempt to build a healthier dessert, and I must say I am very impressed with the end result. (if I do say so myself :)

I found a great recipe here and modified it slightly to increase the protein and decrease the fat content.
These cookies are moist, cakey and perfect with my morning coffee. The sugar content may seem a little high, but when you break it down per serving, it is not too bad. I may try my next batch with half of the sugar and see how they turn out. You could also substitute with more applesauce. What do you think?

Enjoy! (Don't you love my dinosaur plate?)

Applesauce Raisin Cookies (Makes 48 cookies)
1 cup brown sugar (can use white sugar with 1 tbsp molasses)
1/4 cup butter
1.5 cups applesauce
1 egg
1.5 cups enriched white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cloves
1 cup raisins

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookies sheets with a silicone baking mat or lightly spray with oil.

Cream together the sugar, butter and applesauce. Add the egg. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, flax seed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet, and mix until combined then add the raisins.

Drop cookies by the teaspoonful on to the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information (approx.)
54 calories
8.5 g carbs
1.9 g fat
1.2 g protein

Stay Healthy,



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