Low-Cal Oatmeal Cookies

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 41 min
  • serves 40

Line baking sheet with parchment paper instead of greasing with butter or oil; the paper adds no calories, keeps the cookies from sticking, and obviates the need to clean the baking sheet. Only 117 calories each cookie.

35 Ratings
Directions for: Low-Cal Oatmeal Cookies


⅔ cup raisins

2 Tbsp whiskey or rum (can be substituted with water)

8 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature

¼ cup natural unsweetened applesauce

¾ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

¾ cup granulated sugar

½ tsp salt

1 large egg

1 large egg white

¼ cup milk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp cinnamon

2 cup oats (not instant)


1. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.

2. Sprinkle the whiskey or rum over the raisins in a bowl and let stand while you put the batter together.

3. In a bowl, beat the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and salt on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through. Beat in the egg and egg white, milk, and vanilla.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon; add to the bowl, and beat just until the flour is absorbed. Gently fold in the oats with a rubber scraper.

5. Use 2 spoons to scoop out the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake until the cookies are set but still soft in the centers, and beginning to brown on the edges, 17 to 20 minutes.

6. Let cool on a wire rack.

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