Cookie Exchange

For a party with some girlfriends of mine we decided it would be fun to have a cookie exchange. This is the perfect time of year for desserts and cookies and fudge, and..and..and..the list could go on forever! I wanted something that I could share with my friends that would be mindful of their waistline, but still taste fantastic! One of my favorite cookies is the ‘kiss cookie’. I added some whole grain oats and yummy almonds to my version and made it a spectacular and flavorful dessert that all the girls raved about!

Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup chopped nuts (any kind will work here, I used almonds)
72 milk chocolate kisses

DIRECTIONS:
In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and nuts. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutrition Information:
1 serving (1 each) equals:
105 calories
5 g fat (2 g saturated fat)
70 mg sodium
11 g carbohydrate
2.5 g fiber
2 g protein

Comments

  1. These are my favorite Christmas cookies too! Totally worth the annoying time required to peel the kisses.

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