For my first baking experiment since I got my new oven I made these yummy and low calorie cookies. I adapted the recipe from Cooking Light, and that recipe used dried cherries, and as I would probably never have dried cherries lying around I threw in dried cranberries and they work just as well. I also used the Ghiradelli Bittersweet Choc Chips. The cookies also use a mixture of whole wheat flour and regualr flour and oats and only 89 calories per cookie! What's not to love?
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
5 oz bittersweet chocolate (I used the Ghiradelli Bittersweet choc chips)
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Combine flours and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stir with a whisk.
Melt butter in a samll saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in brown sugar, stirring until smooth. Add sugar mixture to flour mixture. Beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Add cranberries, vanilla and egg, beat until combined. Fold in Chocolate.
Drop dough by tablespoonful 2 inches apart onto baking sheets (I use parchment paper or silicone mats on my cookie trays).
Bake at 350F for 12 mins.
Cool on pans for 3 mins or until almost firm then cool on wire racks.
Yield 30 cookies.
I worked out the calories on the calorie calculator on Calorie Count, which is an extremely handy tool:
89 calories per cookie, 4.2g fat, 2.5 g sat. fat, 14mg cholesterol, 104mg Sodium, 11.7g Carbs.