healthy cookies/treats

Kristen - posted on 10/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I'm looking for recipes for healthy cookies or treats that the kids will like to eat.

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Karen - posted on 11/09/2009

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Granola with yogurt (either plain or flavored). Graham crackers dipped in either peanut butter or yogurt. I saw once on kraftfoods.com this idea for a "banana split" --- slice open the banana lengthwise and fill with any flavor yogurt and top with Teddy Grahams! Or try making your favorite from-scratch cookies by subbing in half whole wheat flour/half all purpose flour, backing off on the amount of sugar (I've heard you can decrease by half without changing the taste in the end), and using part applesauce in place of oil.

Cathy - posted on 10/15/2009

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Hi Kristen!



I copied a couple of recipes from my Busy People's Low-Fat cookbook that would be perfect! I am sure that you will like them as much as your kids! There is also a website that has free recipes called Cooking for Busy People that you could check out. I hope you like these!





Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

For the chocolate lover.



3/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 (1pound 2 1/4-ounce) box reduced-fat Devil’s Food cake mix, dry (I use Betty Crocker Super Moist.) Do not make as directed on box.

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips



• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

• Line cookie sheets with foil. Spray the foil with nonfat cooking spray.

• In a large bowl mix the applesauce and brown sugar with a spatula until well mixed.

• Stir in the oats and dry cake mix. Continue stirring until well mixed.

• Stir in the chocolate chips until well mixed and chips are evenly distributed

throughout the dough.

• Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets by the rounded teaspoonful.

• Dip a fork into water and press the dough down to about 1 1/2-inch circles.

• Bake for 12 to 13 minutes.



Yield: 5 dozen cookies

(Nutritional information per cookie)



Calories: 62

Fat: 1g (18% fat)

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbohydrate: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Sodium: 79mg



Preparation time: 5 minutes or less

Baking time: 36 to 39 minutes

Total time: 41 to 54





Apple Oatmeal Cookies

These soft, chewy cookies don’t last long in our home. This is one of my best recipes ever.



3/4 cup applesauce

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1 (18 1/4-ounce) box reduced fat yellow cake mix, dry (I use Betty Crocker Super Moist.) Do not make as directed on box.

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup peeled and finely chopped apple, Jonathan or McIntosh



• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

• Line cookie sheets with foil. Spray the foil with nonfat cooking spray.

• In a large bowl mix well the applesauce and brown sugar.

•Stir in the oats, cake mix, cinnamon, raisins, and apples. Continue stirring until well mixed and the dough is smooth.

• Drop the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets by rounded teaspoonfuls.

• Dip a fork into water and press the dough down to about 1 1/2-inch circles.

• Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden on bottom.



Yield: 6 dozen cookies

(Nutritional information per cookie)



Calories: 44

Fat: 0g (0% fat)

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbohydrate: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Sodium: 48mg



Preparation time: 10 minutes

Baking time: 30 to 36 minutes

Total time: 40 to 46 minutes

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