Low-fat cookies

Yield: 40 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
¾ cup Apple sauce (sweet; not savoury)
⅔ cup Apple or pear juice concentrate; or less
1 cup Wholemeal flour
1 cup Rolled oats
1 cup Wheatgerm
1 cup High protein baby cereal (heinz) -or-
1 cup Barley bran
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) dissolved in:
1 teaspoon Hot water
2 cups Choclate chips or sultanas or raisins or other dried fruits (tropical ones are nice too) or nuts of your choice or preserved ginger or anything you fancy or any combination


From: Viviane Buzzi <viv@...>

Date: 25 Nov 1994 18:04:43 -0500 I don't know if what follows is really low in calories but they are low in fat if you leave out the chocolate chips and use some sultanas/raisins instead which is very nice too. A recipe follows for low fat cookies, a recipe I modified from a great recipe for choc-chip cookies. Apart from being low in fat (how low depends on whether or not you include chocolate chips and how much if you do) they are also very high in fibre and are very nutritious.

Beat together eggs, vanilla, apple sauce and pear juice concentrate. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oats, wheatgerm and cereal or bran.

Stir these into the egg mixture until well combined. Mix in the bicarb of soda mixture. This is the point at which you can add whatever you like: 2 cups choclate chips OR sultanas OR raisins OR other dried fruits (tropical ones are nice too) OR nuts of your choice OR preserved ginger OR anything you fancy OR any combination of the above.

Stir the chocolate chips or other additions into the mixture. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto greased and lined baking trays and bake in a preheated 190C/375F oven for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Let cool on a rack and store in an airtight tin. Makes about 40.

Note: These cookies have no added cane sugar....I personally think they would be better if you use 1 cup of brown sugar or ⅔ cup honey instead of the juice concentrate...I think this is better for the taste and the texture although they are delicious either way. Whatever you use, you aren't adding any fat so it's OK. This makes them higher in calories though but in any case, they are very nice if you want nutritious, high fibre cookies.



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