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Whole Wheat Raisin Cookies

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While this recipe is good on its own, consider a couple variations, such as using dried cranberries with -- or instead of -- the raisins, or put in a little cinnamon and nutmeg to spice things up a bit!

whole-wheat-raisin-cookies.jpgIngredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions 1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 2) In a large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat all ingredients until well mixed, occasionally scraping the bowl. 3) Drop by teaspoonfuls, 1-inch apart, on cookie sheet. 4) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove cookies to wire racks; cool. Makes 36 cookies Nutrition: Each cookie provides approximately: 71 calories, 1 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 3 g fat (0 g saturated), 1g fiber, 12 mg cholesterol, 2 mcg folate, 0 mg iron, 77 mg sodium.

Recipe courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council

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