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Chewy Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

"The first time I made these sweet chewy cookies, I didn't tell my family they were low in fat," says Julie Hauser of Sheridan, California. "Their reaction when they found out? 'No way!'"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:44 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

Directions

  • 1. In a food processor, combine the raisins, water, egg whites and molasses. Cover and process for 10-15 seconds or until the raisins are finely chopped.
  • 2. Transfer to a large bowl. Beat in sugars and vanilla. Combine the flour, milk powder, baking powder and cinnamon; gradually add to raisin mixture and mix well. Stir in oats.
  • 3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 44 cookies.

Nutritional Facts

One cookie equals 77 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.