Friday, September 28, 2012

Low-fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


        It's friday! this week seemed to crawl at a snails pace! I've got big plans this weekend and it starts later on today. I'm getting a haircut at some point and tonight is family night where we all cook a meal together :) We have a 6 piece mini wok set that comes with 6 small burners to cook your pieces of food on. We usually do this around christmas but decided that special times like that need to be revisited more often. Then on saturday I'm heading out for clothes shopping and then a date with the husband. I can't tell you the last time we went out alone together..I mean I really can't because it's been that long. It's amazing how the grind of doing the same thing everyday can suck the life out of you sometimes. So take it from me..carve that special time out with your partner and even if it's a simple walk in the woods or sharing some coffee at your favorite spot or watching a movie together at really does your relationship wonders.

What also does wonders for you is a healthy cookie recipe that doesn't really taste all that healthy..And so what if it does tastes healthy anyway? I noticed people are big on hiding the health factor in baked items in fear of people not trying them. I say..don't try em, it just means more for me and my family :)

These cookies were a huge hit with us. The ingredients are simple..whole wheat flour,spices,raisins and honey. On the outside you'd think it was just an ordinary recipe but the honey really does something to this cookie. It made the cookies chewy and slightly sticky and the spice mixture brought it all together. So go make some and feel better about eating something thats not half bad for you..better yet,eat two since that is the serving size :)

Low-fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 Egg Whites
1/3 cup Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/3 cup Raisins

Preheat oven o 375 or 190 celcius. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine everything but the raisins and mix well. Stir in raisins ( dough will be stiff and that is ok.) Drop by tablespoons full onto prepared pan.

Bake 8-10 mins or until lightly browned.

Yield: 2-1/2 dozen
Source: Taste of Home