Friday, November 29, 2013

HEALTHIER MOLASSES OAT BRAN COOKIES

Note: This chewy molasses cookie is cholesterol free and lower in fat and calories than the average cookie. Each of these cookies is approximately 60 calories.

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg product
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup oat bran
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Nonstick cooking spray
Sugar

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oil, egg product, and molasses; mix together well.

Lightly spoon the flour into a measuring cup and level off.  Stir the flour, oats, oat bran, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves into the sugar mixture until well blended.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place balls 2-inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.  With the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, flatten balls slightly.

Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cookies are set and the tops are cracked.

Cool for 1 minute then remove from cookie sheets to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: Approximately 5 dozen.

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