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Orange and Apple Oatmeal Cookies

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.

Ingredients

•    1 1/2 c. flour
•    1 tsp. baking soda
•    1 tsp. salt
•    1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
•    1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
•    3/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
•    1 1/4 c. sugar
•    1 egg
•    Grated peel of one fresh orange
•    1 orange, peeled and cut in bite-size pieces
•    1 apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped
•    2 c. quick oats, uncooked
•    1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Directions

 

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and orange peel; beat well. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Stir in orange, apple, oats and nuts. Drop batter from teaspoon on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies.

Each cookie: about 70 calories, 3 grams (g) of fat, 10 g carbohydrate, and at least 1 g of fiber.

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