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Oatmeal-Date-Chocolate Cookies

My recipe for Oatmeal-Date-Chocolate Cookies gives you the cholesterol-lowering benefits of oats and fiber-packed dates. Enjoy with a glass of cold soymilk and dunk away without guilt.

Health JANUARY 2008

  • Yield: Makes 32 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups regular oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lightly beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 3 ounces coarsely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350º. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and add brown sugar. Stir until smooth. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, oats, and salt. Combine the butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add egg, vanilla, and chopped dates. Fold in bittersweet chocolate. Mix well and spoon mixture by tablespoon-fulls out onto lightly greased (or silicone baking mat-covered) baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes, until tops are dry to the touch.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 91
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 52mg
  • Calcium: 11mg
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