On a lighter note, I thought a batch of cookies is just what I need to cheer up. If Sarah Palin were a cookie, what kind of cookie would she be? I looked at several recipes, and none of them seemed quite right until I found this recipe for Oatmeal-Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. It is from Cooking Light Magazine. These cookies are made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, sweetened dried cranberries, and semisweet chocolate chips. Seems fitting to me!
Makes 36 cookies
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup regular oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream (I used fat free plain yogurt)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites (I used 1/4 cup egg substitute)
3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours, oats, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Place sugar, butter, and sour cream in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at high speed until smooth (I used my Cuisinart food processor and pulsed until smooth). Add vanilla and egg whites, beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring until blended. Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (took only 13 in my oven) or until edges of cookies are browned. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.