February 10, 2012
Low-Fat Chocolate Chip M&M Oatmeal Cookies
Low-Fat Chocolate Chip M&M Oatmeal Cookies - slightly adapted from Six Sisters' Stuff
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini M&Ms
Preheat oven to 350°; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.
Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.
Stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 30 cookies.