Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Lucky Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies

Today is a momentous day. It's a day that I have been thinking about for five years. 

Today is my husband's last day of night class for his apprenticeship. This has been five years coming. From now on, Nick is mine after work again; all week long, every week, forever. I couldn't be more excited!

Yesterday, during Piper's afternoon nap, I made Nick and his classmates some cookies. Piper and I drove the cookies in to them an hour before they took their final test. We even sat outside with the guys while they quizzed each other on the test they were about to take. They seemed to really like the cookies we made them. I'm actually going to call these cookies "lucky" because Nick passed his final with a 95%!




Here's the original recipe: Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies.

Lucky Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies
Makes 18 - 20 bite size cookies. Only about 40 calories per serving!




Ingredients:

3/4 cup flour
1 cup quick oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg white
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup honey
1/8 - 1/4 cup raspberries

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet.

2. Combine egg whites, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix fully. Add oats, flour and baking powder. Mix again, then add coconut oil, stirring to incorporate.




3. Break up the raspberries then add to batter.




4. Divide batter by 10, then divide again into 20 for small bite-size cookies.

5. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven when light brown and let cool a couple minutes on sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.



Those cookies were so easy to make and they were really tasty, too. Also, I think they qualify as "no-guilt" cookies because they are so low in calorie. Plus, there's fruit in them! (wink, wink)




For this batch I made yesterday, I used our favorite "Lauren" raspberries from when Nick, Piper and I went raspberry picking last summer. We are almost through the last quart of raspberries from last year, which is perfect timing because we are looking forward to going berry picking again this year, too!

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