Wednesday, March 3, 2010

midweek resolve

My Weight Watchers resolve always get a bit shaky around midweek. Today, I'm really craving sweets. I decided to make these Oatmeal-Raisin Bites, a recipe from one of my weekly WW handouts. They are delicious! You'll notice the recipe calls for butter and sugar, the mandatory ingredients for a tasty cookie, but around half as much as the average recipe. Although the recipe says one point per serving, they fail to mention yield, so the point value remains a bit of a mystery.

Oatmeal-Raisin Bites

1 1/2 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar ( I used Splenda brown sugar)
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla
1 c raisins

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, cream butter and both sugars until thoroughly combined. Add egg and vanilla and mix again.
  3. Add oat mixture and stir just until combined; fold in raisins.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough about 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 9-10 minutes for chewy cookies and 11-12 minutes for crispy ones.
My recipe made 32, but I confess, I ate some dough. It probably should've made 36 of the teensiest cookies ever!


  1. i'm eating raisins right now, but could really use everything else in your yummy cookies ;)!

  2. Perhaps it means 1 point for the entire recipe!
    I like that idea!

  3. Hmmmm - I suddenly have a desperate need to make & consume these delectable bites! Headed off to the kitchen with my laptop :)


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