Saturday, October 18, 2008

Low Fat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It is rare that I find a low fat recipe that is actually good! I am sharing with you today the one cookie that is low in fat and soooo good! I also don't feel too guilty eating these for breakfast! (Is that bad?)
The trick is to not over bake these. Take them out of the oven after 9-10 minutes and let them sit on the hot pan for a few minutes! Let me know what you think! I usually double the recipe and freeze some!

Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup plain, unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in the egg, followed by the applesauce and the vanilla extract. Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, flattening each cookie slightly. Bake for about 10-12 min. Cookies will be light brown at the edges when done.
Let cool on sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

1 comment:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I will be giving these a try.

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