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#1 of 5 Old 04-27-2010, 11:18 AM - Thread Starter
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I love to bake. Yeah, I know - not the healthiest habit, but the kitchen is the only place I have time to be a little creative these days!

I'm looking for healthier cookie recipes - especially ones that a three-year-old can help with while I have a baby on my back (so, nothing too putsy). We're not allergic to anything, not gluten-free, etc, so nothing to work around. I eat healthier; my husband prefers to eat more mainstream.

So, bring on the recipes!
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#2 of 5 Old 04-27-2010, 03:34 PM
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I'm not exactly sure where this came from, but one of my friends shared and it was love at first bake!

Makes a HUGE batch. I use palm shortening from Tropical Traditions. That stuff has revolutionized my baking. I can make biscuits and pie crust and all things with shortening without feeling too guilty! You could probably use all butter though.

Date Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cp butter
1 cp shortening
3 cps sucanat or 2 1/4 sugar
4 large eggs
1 TB vanilla
3 1/2 cps flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 TB cinnamon
6 cps oats
1 cp raisins
1 cp dates, chopped

Proceed as normal for cookies - cream fats and sugar, add eggs, etc...

Drop by spoonfuls, slightly flatten and bake at 350' for 8-10 minutes.

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I got some good ideas from the following site:
The only thing is I find her recipes are too sweet for my tastes, so I use less sweetener than she does.
Some of the recipes in MDC have turned out quite well too.
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I love to bake, too - it's definitely healthier to do it yourself than eat the packaged stuff!

I made these last Christmas & they were a hit. The only thing I changed was used orange zest instead of the candied orange peel. I like making bars - even easier than cookies!

I'll think of more & come back.

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One of our easy go to recipes for cookies is

1 C natural peanut butter
1 C sugar
1 egg

Mix it all up & I like to the the criss crosses with fork tines. Then bake at 350 for about 10 minutes!!!

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