Runner Cookies


2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2+1/2 cups packed brown sugar
4 egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla

2+1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
*1/4 cup ground flax seed
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnoman
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
6 cups old-fashioned oats

2 cups raisins
2 cups chocolate chips

* Purchase flax seeds in the bulk natural foods section of the grocery store and grind them in a coffee-bean grinder.
If you put in whole unground flax seeds, they will pass through your system undigested, without conferring their health benefits upon you.
If you don't have wheat germ or flax seed, use 3 cups of flour instead of 2-1/2.

Blend (a) in mixer.
Combine (b) in separate bowl and then add to mixer.
Add (c) to mixer or stir in by hand.
Alternative Directions: Turn the mixer on and dump everything in. That works, too.

Shape dough into patties on baking sheet. (They will not spread, so if you put little spheres in the oven, you'll get spherical little cookies.) Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375°. Makes 72 cookies. Note: I always make a double batch, so the quantities above are for a double batch.

You can also take a half batch of the above dough, press it into a 9 x 13 pan, and bake it for 25 minutes. If you cut it into 24 "granola bars," multiply each of the nutrition facts below by 1.5.

Nutrition Facts
(Assumptions: no cookie dough is sampled, and recipe makes 72 cookies)
(Clearly, the first assumption is ludicrous.)
Nutrient As Above (Normal) No Choc No Raisins Neither
Calories 126 86 112 76
Carbs (g) 23 16 20 15
Sugars (g) 14 10 11 7
Fiber (g) 2 1.5 1.75 1.25
Protein (g) 2 2 2 2
Fat (g) 2 0 2 0
Iron (%DV) 6 3 5 3
Vit. C (%DV) 2 2 2 2

This recipe copyright 2002, 2004 by Diana Davis
Specially formulated for the runners of
Phillips Exeter Academy Girls' Cross Country

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