Monday, August 12, 2013

Low Sugar Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

These are low in sugar.  If you are looking for a sweet cookie, this is not your cookie.  If you are looking for a low in sugar, high in flavor kind of cookie, this is a winner.

Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Loaded with good stuff, not sugar.

2 sticks or 8 ounces or 230 grams butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup molasses
2 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon table salt
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup craisins

Cream together the butter and sugar, beat until light.  Add in molasses and vanilla.  In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, combine cinnamon, flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix into wet ingredients.  Blend until combined.  Add oats, raisins, chocolate chips, peanuts and craisins to the bowl and mix in with a rubber spatula.

Make dough balls and place on cookie sheet.  Flatten a little. Bake at 350F for about 10- 12 minutes per batch.

About 115 calories per cookie if you make 42 cookies.  If you make more or less, take 4845 (which is the total calories for the recipe) then divide by the number of cookies you have.  So if you make your cookies real small and you get 80 cookies then 4845/80=  61 calories.

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