Reduced Guilt Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

The other day I scoured the web for slim down desserts and came across a recipe for an 80 calorie caramel apple oatmeal cookie. So I checked out the ingredients, photo and serving size. It’s basically an oatmeal cookie recipe with less butter and more sugar, then made into a microscopic cookie. I’d rather have a bite sized snicker. So Sylvie and I set out to make a healthier version with less sugar, less fat and calories, with a decent sized portion but with the big taste. And… success! Get the recipe after the jump…

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  • Chopping the Caramels to bits 1 of 8
    Chopping the Caramels to bits
  • Pouring in the whole wheat pastry flour 2 of 8
    Pouring in the whole wheat pastry flour
  • Adding the non fat plain greek yogurt 3 of 8
    Adding the non fat plain greek yogurt
  • Mom, this is soooo good. 4 of 8
    Mom, this is soooo good.
  • Forming cookies 5 of 8
    Forming cookies
  • Brother gets a lick 6 of 8
    Brother gets a lick
  • Approved by Lincoln! 7 of 8
    Approved by Lincoln!
  • Now go make your own! 8 of 8
    Now go make your own!

Reduced Guilt Caramel Apple Cookies adapted from cooking light

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats (I would have used quick cook if I had them)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoon of butter

2 tablespoons plain non fat greek yogurt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup finely chopped dried apples

3/4 cup or about 16 squares of caramels chopped into small bits

Preheat oven to 350. Chop the apples and caramels and set aside. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In the bowl of a mixer place the butter, yogurt and sugars and mix on medium until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix on medium high for 1 minute. Slowly add the dry ingredients until incorporated. Fold in the apples and caramels. Place a silpat on a baking sheet and scoop out large spoonfuls of dough about 2 inches apart. Press down with hand to flatten and cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 24 satisfying cookies.

 

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