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    Hi, I've been searching for tasty, but healthy, Christmas cookie recipes. I'll add some additional ones later, if I can find them, some of my mom's old recipes. So many things have been misplaced since our move from Sarasota to further north in Florida, then 1/2 of stuff in St Louis, 1/2 in Florida. I finally found my old cookie tins so I'll have somewhere to store the treats. It's my first real Christmas with the grand kids, so maybe I'm going a tad overboard.

    Here's one that sounds good.

    Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies

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    Nutritional Info

    • Servings Per Recipe: 48
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 64.3


    • Total Fat: 1.2 g
    • Cholesterol: 7.4 mg
    • Sodium: 76.6 mg
    • Total Carbs: 14.4 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
    • Protein: 1.6 g


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    Introduction

    Pumpkin is subbed for butter in this lowfat treat! Cranberries and almonds add flavor and nutrition!
    Number of Servings: 48


    Ingredients

    • 1 cup canned pumpkin
      1 cup brown sugar
      2 eggs
      1tsp vanilla
      1.5 cups whole wheat flour
      1 tsp baking soda
      1 tsp cinnamon
      .5 tsp salt
      3 cups oatmeal
      1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)
      .5 cup almonds



    Directions

    -Heat oven to 350 degrees
    -Beat together pumpkin and sugar
    -Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
    -Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon salt ; mix
    -Stir in oats, craisins and almonds
    -Drop rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet
    -Bake 10-12 mins.
    -Let cool one minute
    Enjoy.
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    Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies





    Nutritional Info

    • Servings Per Recipe: 48
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 53.4


    • Total Fat: 1.4 g
    • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg
    • Sodium: 22.7 mg
    • Total Carbs: 10.9 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
    • Protein: 0.7 g


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    Introduction

    At only 53 calories a piece, these soft cookies are sure to please!
    Minutes to Prepare: 75
    Minutes to Cook: 12
    Number of Servings: 48


    Ingredients

    • 1/3 C butter or margarine, softened
      3/4 C packed Brown Sugar
      1/4 C dark Molasses
      1tsp Ginger, ground
      1tsp Cinnamon, ground
      1 egg
      1 tsp baking powder
      1 1/2 C all purpose wheat flour
      1/2 C whole wheat flour
      1/2 tsp cinnamon
      1/4 C granulated sugar



    Directions

    Beat the Butter on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl for 2 minutes. Beat in the brown sugar. Add the Molasses, Ginger, and Cinnamon, mix thoroughly. Add the Egg. Add the baking powder. Mix in as much of the flour & wheat flour as you can with the electric mixer. Stir in any remaining by hand. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
    Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray 3-4 cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
    Shape into 1 inch balls, roll in granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until cookies are set and tops crack.
    Makes 48 Cookies
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    I'm compiling my list of Christmas cookies to bake---also going to make the peanut butter cookies. SR will be the official taste tester and will repeat his comments----unless he says, "Blech, they're healthy!!" I'll have to find some of the decadent recipes from my mom, back in the old days when folks weren't so health conscious.

    On these cookies, going to use real butter, not that "I can't believe it's not butter" stuff.


    Mint Chocolate Chip-Oat Cookies





    Nutritional Info

    • Servings Per Recipe: 40
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 69.2


    • Total Fat: 2.9 g
    • Cholesterol: 11.4 mg
    • Sodium: 53.6 mg
    • Total Carbs: 12.5 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
    • Protein: 0.8 g


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    Introduction

    You'll never know these cookies are lower in fat! Customize your cookies by using any flavor of "chips" you prefer!
    Minutes to Prepare: 20
    Minutes to Cook: 10
    Number of Servings: 40


    Ingredients

    • 4 Tbsp "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Cooking and Baking Blend"
      1/3 cup low fat cream cheese (1/3 less fat)
      1 cup light brown sugar, packed
      2 large egg yolks
      3/4 tsp vanilla extract
      1/2 cup oat flour*
      1/2 cup all purpose flour
      1/3 cup whole wheat flour
      3/4 tsp baking soda
      1/4 tsp salt
      5 ounces dark chocolate and mint chips
      *NOTE: To make oat flour, place oats in a food processor or blender until they achieve a flourlike consistency.



    Tips

    Every cookie platter should have a chocolate chip cookie. This cookie provides a lower fat option, with a holiday hint of mint. I used a limited edition dark chocolate and mint mix; however a dark chocolate chip could be used (substitute peppermint flavoring for the vanilla). These are a favorite of my grandchildren, so you know they passed the "kid" test for flavor.

    This recipe was created by Patricia Huller C.C.E., M.Ed., a culinary instructor and healthy baking expert from Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute, especially for SparkRecipes.



    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Prepare baking pans by spraying with canola oil spray. You may also line pans with parchment paper or use a silicone baking liner.
    Cream the "butter," cream cheese and brown sugar on high speed using a mixer. Once the mixture is fluffy, reduce the speed to low and add the egg yolks and vanilla. Mix until combined. Combine the the flours, baking soda, salt, and chips in a bowl. Add to the butter mixture and mix by hand until well blended.
    Drop heaping teaspoons onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten lightly with the bottom of a glass that has been moistened with water.
    Bake 6-7 minutes. Rotate the pans and bake until lightly browned, about another 3 minutes. Be careful not to overbake. Cool and store in tightly sealed container.

    Makes 40 Cookies
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    911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies





    Nutritional Info

    • Servings Per Recipe: 48
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 102.5


    • Total Fat: 4.3 g
    • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg
    • Sodium: 67.2 mg
    • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
    • Protein: 1.4 g





    Introduction

    These cookies taste like the corner of the brownie pan, but in controlled portions!
    Number of Servings: 48


    Ingredients

    • 6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
      6 oz bittersweet chocolate (can use dark chocolate), broke into large pieces
      1 stick unsalted butter, softened and divided
      1 1/2 cup flour
      1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
      1 1/2 tsp baking powder
      1/2 tsp salt
      3/4 cup brown sugar
      3/4 cup granulated sugar
      3 large eggs
      1 1/2 tsp vanilla



    Directions

    1. Melt chocolates and 1/2 stick butter (in microwave). Cool briefly.
    2. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    3. Beat 1/2 stick butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until the consistancy of wet sand.
    4. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
    5. Mix in chocolate mixture, beating only until combined.
    6. Stir in flour mixture, only until combined.
    7. Chill for 1 hour.
    8. Dip out with an ice cream scoop (I use a 4 teaspoon cookie dipper) onto a greased cookie sheet.
    9. Bake 1 sheet at a time for 9 to 11 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Do not over bake.
    10. Cool 2 minutes on pan before moving to cooling racks.

    Number of Servings: 48
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    Regardless, I win!!!! Yum!!!
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    I am going to make italian rainbow cookies. I don't have the recipe but Valerie Bertinelli has a show on Food Network and she made them during one episode I recorded. They are time consumingly long to make, but not difficult..just need to be done in stages. I already bought the almond paste, but don't plan on making them until Wednesday evening.
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