Christie Clinic helps us find a healthy alternative to a holiday favorite.
Ingredients (Recipe taken from eatingwell.com)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 large egg
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup oats, quick-cooking or old-fashioned (not instant)
2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 375F.
2. Whisk flour, wheat germ), baking soda, salt and ground ginger in a small bowl. Whisk egg, brown sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients; stir to combine. Add oats, chocolate, blueberries and crystallized ginger; stir just to combine. Drop by rounded tablespoonful onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart.
3. Bake the cookies until puffed and barely golden around the edges, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the pans for 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Per cookie: 115 calories; 4 g fat ( 1 g sat , 2 g mono ); 9 mg cholesterol; 17 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 84 mg sodium; 38 mg potassium.