Wednesday, June 13

Works for Me: Summer "Diet" Cookies

This post originally appeared on By Hook or By Cook.

One of the reasons I've never been good at the pre-packaged diet plans is that I just can't do margarine, reduced-fat cheeses, and artificial sweeteners. I'd rather simply eat less of what I really like (though, I'm not so good at that either...).

This is a recipe for those of us who do not have large families to eat a couple of dozen cookies in an afternoon. It makes 6 cookies. My theory here is, if I only make 6, I can't eat a dozen accidentally before Adam gets home from work. For summer heat-reduction purposes, you cook them in a toaster oven.

"Diet" Cookies

¼ c sugar (you can mix white and brown sugar, if you like)
2 T butter
1 T beaten egg (see note)
¼ t vanilla
¼ t baking soda
½ c flour
2 T miniature chocolate chips
2 T chopped walnuts

• Cream together butter and sugar(s)
• Add egg and vanilla; mix well
• Stir in flour until soft dough is formed
• Add chocolate chips and walnuts; mix until they are evenly distributed throughout dough
• Drop six evenly-spaced cookies onto a small baking sheet
• Bake in preheated toaster oven at 350° for 8-9 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown

Note: Beat one egg and measure out one tablespoon. You can refrigerate the remainder in a cup with plastic wrap pressed to the surface of the liquid or in a zippered bag with the air pressed out for 1-2 days.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cookie (16 g)
Serving per Recipe 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 48

% DV
Total Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 27mg
Total Carbohydrates 8.5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 0.5g


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, thank you! I can't wait to try it. I have a recipe that I got from and use in place of my old faithful tollhouse recipe. But it still makes more than I need to eat. And unless I can find someone to pawn off the rest of my batch on, I too, will eat them all!
    I'll let you know how I like it!


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