Dried cranberries add sweet-tart notes. These drop cookies would make a nice holiday gift.
1 cup whole wheat flour (about 4 3/4 ounces)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 ounce)
3/4 cup regular oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, oats, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Place sugar, butter, and sour cream in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until smooth. Add vanilla and egg whites; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring until blended. Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until edges of cookies are browned. Cool on pan 5 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.
1.5 cups of sugar is ridiculous. I cut to 1 cup and even that was too much. At 15 minutes they were crispy and at 12 minutes they were chewy and soft. Both were okay, but I'm just not crazy about the flavor combination. Probably won't make again, but I'd go to 3/4 cup sugar if I did.
This is a great cookie. I used all white whole wheat flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup of fat free greek yogurt and 2 tbsps of egg whites (from the one in a carton), and the cookies were fine. I think 1.5 cups of sugar is a bit too much. Next time I'll cut it to just 1 cup. And oh, I also added 1/4 tsp of cinnamon to see if it tastes like Trader Joe's dunkers.
These are very good cookies - when you add 1.5 cups of sugar to anything, it's going to be good. I also used white chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet. The only problem I had was that most of the cookies ended up in the trash because they stuck horribly to the parchment. I don't know if this happened because of something I did wrong or because of the dough....
I thought this recipe was great, didn't taste like "healthy" cookies at all! I made half the batch with white chocolate chips (which my boyfriend prefers) and half with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (which I prefer). Both turned out fantastic. Only thing I might do next time is add more cranberry as I really like more tart to offset the sweet.