Sunday, February 21, 2010

Recipe Redux

Some of you may recall my post from a few weeks ago detailing the scrumptious Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies.  If you missed it, here is the post.  I loved everything about those cookies - the chewy insides, the crunchy outsides, the toasted pecans, the dark, bittersweet chunks of chocolate, and especially the plump dried cherries.  Then I came across a similar recipe in Cooking Light, but with only 94 calories per cookie!  Can you believe that?  Only 94 calories and all the same luscious ingredients as in the original cookie and without sacrificing any deliciousness? I couldn't. So I immediately set about to make a batch (the things I won't do for you people!). The lighter recipe adds in some whole wheat flour and eliminates the pecans, but all else is pretty much the same.  So after some very careful and serious testing (and tasting), I am here to tell you that, with this recipe, you can have one terrific cookie at a very low cal/low fat level. Just think of it as my little mid-winter gift to you.  Enjoy!

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