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Is this Such A Thing as a "Healthy" Cookie Recipe?


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Is this Such A Thing as a "Healthy" Cookie Recipe?

sivyaleah | | Dec 5, 2005 07:39 PM

Request from my husband, please find me a healthier cookie! I'm not a baker at all, because I don't personally have a sweet tooth, so I'm totally mystified by this request.

He had heart surgery a few years ago, but still struggles with his love of food and especially all things sweet.

Now, the sugar isn't the real problem, it's that many cookies are made with either Crisco (the evil hydrogenated oils - a big no-no in our home) or, tons of butter (saturated fat - another avoidence when possible).

We both hate using unnatural ingredients, I'm not talking about using fake sweeteners or fats. I'd like to just find a cookie that is a bit more heart healthy. Biscotti would probably be a good choice, but unfortunately, he wants something chewier. He specifically is craving an oatmeal cookie (not my fav but I'm not craving cookies at all).

Of course, I've tried to get him to realize if he could just be satisfied with 1 really good cookie, that wouldn't be so bad but the truth is, that is never going to happen LOL.

Any ideas? Get your thinking caps out!


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