Sarah Lynn Fitness Cookie Challenge: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Minus the Raisins

I think at this point in the challenge, we have a pretty clear understanding that I like cookies and I don’t really discriminate against them in anyway. There are some cookies I prefer over others – I like my cookies soft and kind of chewy, not necessarily doughy, but chewy. I like the soft sugar cookies at the store and I like fluff chocolate chip ones from from the oven. I like to rank them and make slight modifications, but I don’t think I’ve really met a cookie that I didn’t really like or wouldn’t be willing to try again.

This was the fifth cookie from the Healthy Cookie Cookbook from Sarah Lynn Fitness and it fit my qualifications of a solid cookie.

Going in order because when you don’t know where to start that’s a good way to stay organized, the oatmeal raisin is in the first half of the book filed under classic cookies. Just like a standard oatmeal raisin cookie this dough was sticky and cinnamon-y. Those aren’t problems, those are opportunities.

Keeping with tradition, I made two large cookies and surprisingly the carbohydrates were lower than I had anticipated. Definitely a win for a girl in competition prep. When I saw coconut flour, apple sauce and oats, I was slightly concerned that they would be higher in carbs. I will admit there are a few things I adjusted in the recipe to make it fit what I had available.

Notes on this recipe:

  • I used cashew milk instead of water, there’s such a little amount called for that I didn’t think it would truly effect the cookie nutritionally.
  • I used pumpkin pie spice blend instead of straight cinnamon. The pie blend has cloves, ginger and nutmeg in it as well.
  • I used chocolate chip cookie dough whey instead of cinnamon swirl because of what I had on hand. The CCCD is pretty basic aside from like chocolate pieces so the flavor blended in just fine.
  • I left out the raisins. This resulted in lower carbohydrates for the overall recipe. I don’t eat raisins regularly, so I felt like it would be fine to omit them completely. I had considered adding chocolate chips, but thought it may distract from the cinnamon-y oat-y goodness. However, since I’ve given this a try, the next time I make it there may be chocolate chips added.
  • The texture is the same as a standard oatmeal cookie – soft and chewy.Crumbly in the right ways.

With the slight modifications the macros were per cookie: 3.9F/15.7C/5.8P

Topped with 1/4 cup (half a serving) of salted caramel cluster cashew milk ice cream

The cookie rankings:

  1. Peanut Butter Cookie
  2. Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
  3. Oatmeal Raisin (minus the raisins)
  4. Fudge Brownie Cookie
  5. Chocolate Chip Cookie

❤ Cristina

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