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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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    Looks good. I will have to try them. emoticon
    1899 days ago
    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.
    1899 days ago
    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.
    1901 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/10/2012 8:56:33 AM
    1902 days ago
    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?
    1902 days ago
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    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.
    1902 days ago
    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.
    1902 days ago
    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.
    1902 days ago
    Choco is my favorite.
    1902 days ago
    Mmmmm.... cookies.....
    That's a pretty low-cal cookie! Do you love 'em?

    1902 days ago

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