This cookie recipe is a variation of my Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Cookies. They are made exactly the same with just a few tweaks to change up the flavor a bit. I also lowered the sugar to 1/2 cup to cut back on the calories a bit. It worked! They are perfectly sweetened and these guys are now under 50 calories a cookie AND they are made with such good stuff! I’m such a fan of getting some nutritional value from my treats. It makes me feel good, especially when the toddler enjoys them too. :)
- 1 cup whole wheat white flour (120g)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (80g)
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raw sugar (105g)
- 1 tbsp molasses (20g)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 oz fat free cream cheese
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (30g)
- 1/3 raisins or dried fruit chopped (I used a combo of cherries & blueberries)
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Place the sugar, butter, molasses and cream cheese in a bowl and beat with a mixer at medium-high speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg beat again until blended finishing the wet ingredients.
Gradually add the flour/oats mixture to the wet ingredients, beating at low speed just until combined. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated stir in walnuts and dried fruit. Click here to watch a video of the toddler and I making a similar cookie.
Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets sprayed with non-stick cooking spray or lined with parchment paper. The dough will be sticky, try to flatten a bit as the dough will not melt as much as traditional cookies. Makes 36 cookies (3 dozen).
Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before enjoying the warm cookie! :)
To make more festive or involve the kids more, add sprinkles to the top just before baking!
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