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Sunday, December 09, 2012

If you're like me, you get daily e-mails from SP on various topics, one of which is a daily recipe. This week there was an entry for Cranberry-Almond Oatmeal Cookies, with a picture that looked like the wonderful cookies served by Subway, so I decided to try the recipe. First, I read all the comments and suggestions made by readers through the years and altered my own recipe accordingly. The end result, while certainly tasty, looked nothing like those luscious Subway cranberry-almond cookies. Instead, they are about 2 inches in diameter (to eke out the 48 servings the recipe claims), dense, and chewy if not overbaked. My recipe is here:

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UUCEEJAY 12/12/2012 9:04PM

    Looks good. I will have to try them. emoticon

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CAMEOANDLACE 12/12/2012 6:25AM

    Funny Celia. I know for me my idea of a serving of a cookie is way different from reality. I am trying to break away from sweets but it is hard.

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DAYSPRING-STAR 12/10/2012 8:54AM

    I smiled as I read your blog. I made the banana oatmeal cookies Saturday.


I altered the recipe a bit adding some M&M's since I made them with my 4 year old granddaughter. They looked nothing like the photo and tasted OK. Last night I ate way too many of them. This morning I tossed the rest into the trash!

Slowly I'm learning better to waste than to "waist." LOL. These SP daily cookie recipes are doing me no favors as them play with my mind.

Comment edited on: 12/10/2012 8:56:33 AM

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AEGISHOT 12/10/2012 4:00AM


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PINKNFITCARLA 12/9/2012 10:42PM

    For the most part I've had good luck with the recipes I've tried. Was this a Chef Meg recipe or a member recipe?

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_LINDA 12/9/2012 9:30PM

    I didn't know Subway had cookies, but I don't get to go very often, none anywhere near me. Nice of you to try them and tell us the reality. my favorie are giner molasses cookies.

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CARRAND 12/9/2012 7:07PM

    A 2 inch cookie just isn't very big, is it? No wonder it's low calorie.

I buy gluten free cookies at Whole Foods. They are really good. I nuke one in the microwave for about 15 seconds to warm it up before I eat it. Yummy. But not low calorie. Gluten free products usually have more calories and less fiber than regular stuff, but I'm gluten intolerant so that's what I get.

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GINGERHAWK 12/9/2012 6:32PM

  Thanks for sharing your feedback. I find that a lot of the pics don't really align with reality on here when it comes to the recipes. Often the outcome is good, but not quite as expected.

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PARKERB2 12/9/2012 5:33PM

    Choco is my favorite.

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JODROX 12/9/2012 5:32PM

    Mmmmm.... cookies.....
That's a pretty low-cal cookie! Do you love 'em?

Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 5:33:56 PM

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