Traditional Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Saturated Fat: 9g
Cook’s Country Reduced-Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Saturated Fat: 2g
HOW WE GOT THERE
- Although oatmeal raisin cookies sound relatively more healthy than their counterparts, some versions weigh in at close to 400 calories and 13 grams of fat per cookie, and many “low-cal” versions (with engineered fat and artificial sugar) taste strange and unnatural.
- To get more flavor out of less butter, we browned it in a skillet to draw out the butter’s nutty quality. Additionally, sautéing the oats in the butter as it browned was a crucial step as they cooked, lost toughness, and gained a welcome butter-toasted flavor.
- We added a raisin paste (made by stewing chopped raisins and water) to the dough to ensure the cookies stayed moist and chewy—which performed better than traditional fat-reducing methods, like stirring in applesauce or fat-free sour cream. The cookies baked up supple and chewy, with a caramel-y backdrop of raisin flavor.
Want to try it for yourself? Check out our Reduced-Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe for free through January 17, 2012.