Friday, March 27, 2009

cherry chocolate chip oatmeal goodness!!!

so we went over to our friends dave & jess' house last weekend. we had a really nice time! we went to the tennis courts and played a little match. it was great practice for my match on sunday - although we lost! after we played jess made us a great dinner and topped it off with these amazing cookies!!!
here's the recipe!
and the best part is - after i took a bite she told me all the ways she made them a little better for us!

cherry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
1/2 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c white flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
2 T applesauce
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c xylitol (a no calorie, all natural, no after taste sugar)
1 lg. egg
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
1 c oats
1 1/2 c chocolate chips
1 c dried tart cherries

preheat oven to 325
stir together flour, baking soda and salt in md. bowl
beat butter, applesauce, xylitol and brown sugar in lg. bowl
mix in egg and both extracts
combine flour mixture, oats, chocolate chips and cherries.

and of course....enjoy!!!

if you want more information on xylitol click on this!
i've had a little bit of a difficult time finding it in the grocery store. but i bet any health food store would have it!



Debbie said...

These sound delicious but I've never heard of xylitol. I wonder if our stores carry it?? I'll let you know!