Healthier Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Last year I was given a box of homemade oatmeal raisin cookies as a gift. These cookies were the softest, sweetest and most flavorful than any kind I had every had. When I was told that they were healthier and reduced fat I was completely shocked. She shared the recipe with me and I’ve been using it to make these delicious cookies for gifts, luncheons and my go-to dessert treat ever since. I can’t wait to share this recipe today.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 1/4c of all purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4c of ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2c of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4c of organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3/4c packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2c rolled oats
  • 1c raisins
  • 1c sweetened shredded coconut

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

If you can find farm fresh eggs, it tastes even better.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Step 2: With an electric mixer, cream applesauce, butter, coconut oil, and sugars until lightly fluffy.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Beat in eggs and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Add flour mixture, beat until just combined.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Add oats, raisins and coconut, beat just until combined.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Step 3: Drop level 1/4c measures of dough, 1 1/2 inches apart onto baking sheets for jumbo sized cookies. You can modify the size just make sure to adjust the cooking time.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Step 4: Bake until the cookies have spread and are golden brown and soft to the touch, about 18-20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Cool 5 minutes on the sheet, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are very soft so be careful when moving them to a container. The more shallow the better. They’ll be fine if they are stacked but may have a slight tendency to stick a little. It doesn’t matter they will disappear no matter what.

{Texas Craft House} Healthy Reduced Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Note: Freeze unbaked cookies on baking sheet until firm, about 30 minutes. Transfer to resealable plastic bags (label and date), keep up to 6 months. Bake as many as you need without thawing. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on baking sheet, bake 20 to 25 minutes.

Give these cookies a try, I know you will love them!

{Texas Craft House} Cassie

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