Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories 76

Total Fat  4g

Carbohydrate 9g

Fiber -1g

Oats are a healthy whole grain.  Research indicates adding oat products to a low-fat diet should produce some cholesterol-lowering results, especially if your cholesterol is elevated.   Also, note that egg whites (not the cholesterol-containing egg yolks) are used in this recipe.

Ingredients:

½ cup butter or margarine softened

½ cup reduced-fat peanut butter

? cup granulated sugar

? cup packed brown sugar

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 egg whites

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with a mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds.

Add sugar, brown sugar, and baking soda and beat until combined.  Beat in egg whites and vanilla until combined.  Add about half the flour and beat with a mixer.  Stir in the remaining flour and oats.

Place teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 7 to 8 minutes at 375?F or until edges are golden brown.  Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Makes: about 40 cookies

 

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Kids Favorites Made Healthy


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