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Carrot Cake-Oatmeal Cookies

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Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen shares a recipe for “healthified” carrot cake-oatmeal cookies.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Cookies

1
pouch Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1/2
cup applesauce
1/2
cup grated carrot
1
tablespoon water
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
cup fat-free egg product

Frosting

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), softened
1
tablespoon light butter with canola oil, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup finely chopped nuts, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie ingredients until stiff dough forms.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix all frosting ingredients, except nuts, with spoon until smooth. Spread frosting over cookies. Sprinkle with nuts. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 90
  • Fat 1 1/2g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 70mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

For best results, make sure cream cheese is at room temperature.

For a crispier cookie, substitute 1/4 cup light butter with canola oil for 1/4 cup of the applesauce.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 02/21/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
70mg
70%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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