This is a variation of the Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies recipe from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. I made these cookies for my husband to eat during the Furious 3, a 3-day mountain bike stage race in Fernie, British Columbia. They are a great combination of carbohydrate and protein in a tasty, easy to digest cookie. Of course anything tastes good after a couple of hours of hill climbing.
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 scoop unflavoured isolated whey powder
- 1 tbsp water
- 3 cups quick cooking or old fashioned oats
- 1 cup flour (You can use whole wheat flour if you just want a healthy cookie but I use white flour if I’m eating them while exercising so there isn’t too much fibre.)
- 3/4 cup raisins*
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips*
* Any combination of raisins, dried cranberries, chocolate, and nuts seems to work.
- Heat oven to 375oF
- Combine all ingredients except oats, flour, raisins and chocolate chips using an electric mixer on medium speed (or by hand).
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Drop tablespoonfuls of dough on to a cookie sheet.
- Bake 9-11 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.
- Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.