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Celestial Oatmeal Cookies

COOKIES
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) 70% vegetable oil spread
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 egg whites OR 1 egg
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 cups Quaker« Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice OR ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped, pitted prunes
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds

GLAZE
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice


  1. Heat oven to 350║F. Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat sugar, and vegetable oil spread with electric mixer until well blended. Add pumpkin, egg whites and orange peel; beat well. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add combined oats, flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in prunes and almonds.
  3. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake). Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
  5. For glaze, combine powdered sugar and orange juice in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies. Let stand until glaze sets. Store tightly covered.

ABOUT 3-1/2 DOZEN

NUTRTIRION INFORMATION: 1 cookie
Calories 80, Calories From Fat 25, Total Fat 2.5g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 65mg, Total Carbohydrates 13g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 1g.