Friday, January 27, 2012

Carrot Raisin Cookies

My son, Nick, calls these "Health Nut Cookies". While they do have some healthy ingredients, including nuts, I would not call them "health nut cookies". I would call them delicious, though!

Makes 42 ( 2 points + )

  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. white-whole wheat flour ( such as King Arthur's brand)
  • 1 c. grated carrot
  • ½ c. golden raisins
  • ½ c. finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Add egg, applesauce and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour and mix in as much as possible. Now add the carrots, raising and nuts and mix until combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Slightly flatten tops of cookies.
Bake for 8-9 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool on a wire rack.

adapted from "Eat Well, Lose Weight" magazine by Better Homes and Gardens


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