My name is Elizabeth Bridges and I am Meredith's
Are you a fan of the Housewives series on Bravo? Because I definitely am. Really, if it's
But this week... I've been feeling like a housewife. We got about 6 inches of snow on Monday, and then a good amount of ice on top of all of that.
|Yes... those are Christmas wreaths still hanging up... maybe we need to get those down...|
|Check out the shiny surface!|
|Dangerous... but really pretty!|
This morning, I baked something I'd like to share with all of you: Oatmeal-Raisin Mini Bites. Now, I should tell you that I'm a member of Weight Watchers and this is a new Weight Watchers Recipe. However, these little tiny cookies are so delicious, you wouldn't know the recipe came from Weight Watchers. They are perfect for when you just need a bite of something sweet. They are only 1 point each, if you are following the new Points Plus plan. Three of these with a hot cup of coffee or tea would be great afternoon (or morning) snack!
Here's the recipe... so you can make your own! (And a little photo tutorial, too!)
Makes 40-60 mini cookies (Depends on how small you make yours-- if you make 60, they are only 1 point each. If you make 40, they are 2 points each.)
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking oats)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup raisins, chopped
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. Then, using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars until well mixed. Add egg and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Add oat mixture and mix until just combined. Then fold in the raisins.
Drop rounded teaspoons of batter onto 2 ungreased cookie sheets (I lined mine with parchment paper). Bake for 9-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 11-12 minutes for crispy cookies. Remove from oven. Let cookies rest for 1-2 minutes, and then allow to cool on a wire rack.
|butter and sugars|
|mix it all together|
|add the raisins|
|place on baking sheets (these are slightly larger than marbles)|
|bake until the bottoms are just lightly browned|
|yummmmm.... the finished product...|
|crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside...|
|add coffee for the perfect snack...|
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