In other exciting news, I canned for the first time a while ago and had to wait two weeks before trying them and the two weeks are up tomorrow. If you don't hear from me for a while it's because I have botulism. I'm kind of terrified to eat my own pickles. Terrified and excited.
I added some craisins and some pecans and some chocolate chips to the mix. It was highly enjoyable. I used this recipe exactly as written here on Get Healthy Cheap. I'm quite fond of her blog and she has a fun blog carnival on Fridays. Anyway, she seems to know more about healthy cookies than I do so I'll trust her.
Ingredients1/2 cup applesauce (I'm obsessed with applesauce in baked goods lately)
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves, 1/8 tsp nutmeg)
1 1/4 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 to 3/4 cups each: chocolate chips, dried fruit, and nuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat together the applesauce, banana, vanilla, and the sugars together until nice and creamy. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, soda, salt, and spices together. In yet another separate bowl, beat up the egg whites until they are frothy.
2. Fold the egg whites into the applesauce mixture. Then add the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add the oats then Stir in the chocolate chips, dried fruits, and nuts. Drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet and bake for about ten minutes. Cool on a rack and enjoy.
Note: I think I put mine into a cookie jar too soon. Straight out of the oven they were crisp on the outside and cakey on the inside but when I left them in the jar they lost that lovely crunchy bit. Be warned and actually cool them on the rack for a significant amount of time.
These are linked to 12 weeks of Christmas Cookies