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Bests Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Healthier to boot!
1 cup original buttery spread, softened.
1 1/4 granulated sugar.
1 1/4 packed light brown sugar.
2 large eggs.
1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract.
1/2 teaspoon pure Almond Extract.
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour.
1 1/8 teaspoon salt.
1 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda.
3 cups old fashion rolled oats.
1 1/2 cups golden raisins.
1 1/2 cups large regular raisins.
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Coat baking sheets with Omega Non-stick Cooking Spray.
Beat sugars and buttery spread until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, vanilla and almond extract.
Beat in flour, salt and baking soda (that’s been sifted together).
Stir in raisins, then oats.
Form cookies using a scantily filled 1/4 cup measure. I use an ice-cream scoop with a squeeze handle.
Place scoops of dough on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly and bake for 14 – 17 minutes or until golden.
Let cool to the touch and place in zippered plastic bag.
Note: If cookies spread too much during baking, chill unbaked cookies slightly on baking sheet before placing in oven.
Makes 3 dozen large cookies (1 cookie per serving).
[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Calories 201 kcal
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Poly Fat 1 g
Mono Fat 2 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 164 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g