I haven’t actually logged it, but there seems to be a correlation in how bad a mood I’m in to how much fat is in the cookie recipe I choose — the worse mood, the less fat in the recipe. This recipe for Low Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies calls for only 2 tablespoons of butter, so you’d best avoid me.
But make the cookies! They’re quite tasty even without the extra butter. Just be careful because you may find yourself going back for little tastes. Less butter means more sugar and sometimes less satiety, so you have to know how you react to such recipes. At least with these cookies you get some fiber from the oats and raisins.
Low Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, soft
3 large egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups plumped or “baking” raisins
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat together brown sugar, melted butter, egg whites and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into sugar mixture. Stir in raisins.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lined cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Makes 2 ½ dozen.