Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup(s) uncooked oats

3/4 cup(s) flour, or whole-grain wheat flour

1/4- 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2-1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup(s) regular butter, softened or 1/2 cup apple sauce

1/2 cup(s) packed brown sugar

1/4 cup(s) sugar

1 large egg(s)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup(s) raisins, chopped

1/2- 1 cup(s) Chocolate chips

1/2- 1 cup(s) Dried Fruit- Cherries

Directions

Preheat oven to 350ºF

In medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

In small bowl melt butter. After melted add regular and brown sugars. Mix well- Optional to use mixer and cream makes smoother batter.  Add egg and vanilla and mix well.

Fold in raisins, chocolate chips and dried fruit.

Grease cookie sheet, use a spoon to drop batter onto cookies sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until edge of cookie is browned.

Yields: 18 medium sized (Regular Chips-Ahoy size) cookies

Tips: For healthier recipes use 1/2 regular sugar 1/2 sugar substitute. I used 1/2 granulated sugar, 1/2 Splenda sugar blend and I used Splenda’s Light Brown sugar blend because it has a pretty good taste.  Also, use olive oil based butters and cooking sprays for batter and greasing pan. Apple sauce can be used for recipe instead of butter- use equal amount of apple sauce needed of butter. Different flours matter, too. For those real health nuts you can use whole wheat flour.

Enjoy!! 🙂

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