Friday, September 11, 2009

Cookie of the Week!- Lowfat Oatmeal Date Cookies

Sorry I'm a little late in the day getting to this, but it has been one of those days! I will spare you all the details, but I had the choice this afternoon to either blog or nap. I chose nap! My camera is acting funny today also so I took the picture using the good old Mac. So these were alright. Not good and not bad. The recipe calls for 3/4 cup of water, and I just think that was way too much. If I make these again, I will try just a half cup of water. I was lucky to come into a huge bag of chopped dates through a mom in my mom's group. She bought a bag at Sam's and her family didn't like it, so my family was the lucky ones to get the bag. Ever since we hosted Middle Eastern students, dates have been a favorite in our house (except for me, I tasted them while pregnant and have never liked them). Adam was super happy about these, and they did go kind of quickly down at the in-laws house this weekend. So here is the recipe: (It calls for raisins also, but I was out so they were just date cookies!)

Low-Fat Oatmeal Raisin Date Cookies
44 min 20 min prep and makes 36 cookies

3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped dates

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream sugars, oil, egg, and vanilla in large mixing bowl.
3. Add water and beat on low speed until well mixed.
4. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.
5. Fold in oatmeal, raisins and dates.
6. Stir until blended.
7. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet sprayed with Pam.
8. Flatten slightly with a fork.
9. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.


heathernkids said...

I love ANY oatmeal cookie! yummy!!

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