Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Good low-fat dessert

I've posted this recipe before, but since then, my mom and I had an experiment and adjusted the recipe further. So now these cookies are even tastier. I've always been a huge chocoholic, and when I think about eating something sweet, what I often want is something gooey and chocolately. Unfortunately, there aren't too many items like this that fit in with trying to eat healthy. That said, one of my favorite dessert recipes lately are for these yummy lemon cranberry cookies. When I make these, I don't even miss the chocolate. So here you go:

Lemon Cranberry Cookies
1 box lemon cake mix
1 egg
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4-1/2 c. apple sauce.
2/3 c. (or so) craisins

Mix the above ingredients together, smooshing the oranges into little pieces. I usually add the oranges first and mix them with the cake mix and the egg, and the add just enough apple sauce so the dough looks gooey and everything is moist. Then I dump in enough craisins so it looks like there are craisins throughout. Drop onto greased cookie sheet and cook for 10-12 min. at 350. I like mine when they are still fairly soft and the cookies stick together.

I keep a box or two of lemon cake mix around just in case I need to make a quick dessert.

Enjoy! and check out the other tips at Rocks in my dryer.

5 comments:

Leslie said...

I absolutely love all things lemon and these sound delish! I will be making these soon.

Amanda said...

These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen Marie said...

This sounds wonderful and low fat. Would you mind if I posted it on my site and of course you will get full credit. Do you have anymore low fat recipes? Thanks!

I would post it to my recipes-for-life.blogspot.com blog. Thanks for your consideration.

Jeff said...

Smooshing?

Aubrey said...

if you had ever mixed oranges in to cake mix, you would call it smooshing, too. :)