Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chocolate-Oatmeal Hermits

Mmmm....these took about 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to bake. Yummy, healthy cookies in 20 minutes? Mmmm.... oh, wait I already said that. And don't be alarmed when they don't spread like regular cookies. They'll bake just like you drop them and they'll be nice and chewy. I also edited the recipe to accommodate Weight Watchers and I think they came out fab. Link to original recipe below.

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Splenda
1/4 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate minichips
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at high speed of a mixer until well-blended. Combine oats, flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Add to sugar mixture, stirring just until oats mixture is moist. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by level tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool on wire racks.

Yields 24 cookies.
Recipe from Cooking Light.

WW info: 1 point per cookie.


Allison said...
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Allison said...

hermits were a hit with my old men and my students! thanks :)