Oh baby these were good.  I modified some recipes I found online to make a ddeeelliiicccous and slightly nutritious oatmeal cookie.  I decreased the amount of sugar in the recipe, use whole wheat flour, and replaced over half of the butter.  The result is a rich hearty cookie with a sweet kick!  I brought these tonight to the pre-marathon pasta party.  Unfortunately they were very popular and I forgot to get a picture of them before they were all gone!  Imagine them something like this…

Healthi(er) Oatmeal White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Yield: About 25 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, cream together the brown sugar, egg and egg white, applesauce, butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until mixed.
  5. Fold in the oats, cranberries, and chocolate chips.
  6. Spoon 2 T balls onto greased non-stick baking sheet and flatten with spoon.  Bake at 375°F for 15-17 minutes until edges are slightly golden.
  7. Remove, let cool … or don’t…and enjoy!

Everyone at the pasta party loved them…a perfect treat or pre-run fuel!

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