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A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch


New Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

10 to 13 minutes
Serves: 2-1/2 dozen

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp margarine or butter
  • 1 fresh large egg
  • 2 Tbsp lowfat milk
  • 1/4 cup canned applesauce
  • 3/4 cup all-pupose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 ° F.

1. Guide children in using an electric mixer on medium speed, Cream sugar and margarine or butter until smooth and creamy.

2. Ask child to slowly add egg. Mix on medium speed for 1 minute.

3. Child can slowly add milk and applesauce. Mix for 1 more minute. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

4. In a small bowl, help child combine together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add dry ingredients gradually to the creamed mixture and mix on low speed for 2 minutes, until blended.

5. Add oats and raisins and blend for 30 seconds on low speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl.

6. Child can portion dough by rounded teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Yummy!

Nutrients per serving
1 piece

  • Calories 70
  • Saturated fat.3 g
  • Iron.4 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Calcium 7 mg
  • Carbohydrate 14 mg
  • Vitamin A 14 RE
  • Sodium 42 mg
  • Total Fat 1.3 g
  • Vitamin C 0 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 1 g


Hot cereal is a nutritious breakfast that the family can make together: oatmeal, grits or cream of wheat. Try using fruit such as applesauce or peaches as a topping instead of sugar.


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