The raisins enjoying their bourbon bath
In a separate bowl, pour your whiskey or bourbon over your raisins and let it stand while you assemble your batter.
Beat the butter, applesauce, brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through.
Then beat the egg and egg white , milk and vanilla into your mixture.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon, add to the batter and beat just until flour is absorbed.
Gently fold in the oats, bourbon soaked raisins and chocolate chips. ( I decided to add a half of a small bag of choc. chips to this recipe. I couldn't resist and it only added approx. 10 calories per cookie, give or take a few.)
Your dough will somewhat resemble this beautiful masterpiece above.
Use 2 spoons to scoop out the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. I ended up using a heaping teaspoon and my cookies came out a bit smaller, hence 48 cookies in my batch. I used parchment paper to protect my cookies from sticking. Added bonus- no calories in parchment paper! The cookies slide off the parchment paper when baked, making clean up of your cookie trays super easy.
Bake until the cookies are set but still soft in the centers, and beginning to brown on the edges 17-20 minutes.
Now go enjoy a cookie with your bourbon or whiskey cocktail, you deserve it!
Make this "Cook Yourself Thin" recipe. Makes about 40 (2 1/2-inch) cookies
Calories per cookie: 116
( I was able to get approx 48 cookies from my batch)
A couple facts from Google:
Au Bon Pain Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: 290 calories
McDonald's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: 150 calories
Mrs. Field's Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: 280 calories
Entenmann's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: 160 calories
2 tablespoons whiskey or rum
2/3 cup raisins
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups oats (not instant)
I added a half bag of chocolate chips to my cookies