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Emergency Cookies?!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today's SP Recipe of the Day has a close-up picture of a chocolate chunk chocolate cookie. This is sad on so many levels!

It has the unfortunate name of 911 Chocolate Emergency Cookies.

It is cookie season! This time of year special cookie plates are everywhere! Who doesn't have at least one cookie swap memory???

A healthier (or healthy) cookie recipe would be welcomed. Why is this recipe healthier than other can't-eat-just-one chocolate cookie recipes? It has all the "decadent treat" ingredients including a WHOLE stick of butter, white flour, and white sugar. Dark chocolate is ONLY OPTIONAL. Does the world need another chocolate cookie recipe? Come on Spark folks --- there are other types of flour, and other ingredient substitutes to make a healthier emergency dessert. (Yes, there are times for Emergency Dessert !!!)

Nutrition? According to the Nutritional Info: One little cookie is 102.5 calories, 4.3 g fat, 16 g carbs. A protein supplement? Not at 1.4 g per cookie. How about fiber? Not worth mentioning at 0.8 g per cookie.

Emergency? I was hoping this would be a pack and go meal or snack option. A healthy and tasty choice for the times fast food just makes sense: in the car waiting after a kid's game practice, or on the run for errands, or after work. But it is a chocolate cookie recipe. Sure it probably makes a good chocolate cookie. (I NEVER had a bad chocolate cookie!).

Sure everything in moderation. (How many times is that written here at SP???) But I know I'm not the only person at SP who would have trouble with a limit of one fresh-baked chocolate cookie! One cookie?! The reviewers say the cookies are small. The recipe Nutritional Info says 48 cookies. One cookie?!

But the emperor is not wearing clothes!

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    I thought it would be a energy bar recipe for those busy days for us to snack on. it did look good but not wroth calories ...
    1323 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    That was one of those, I see it, can't believe it!, then delete it. I think everyone else has said it all.


    1326 days ago
  • v REBECCAMA
    Yup, and it's not the first time they've sent that recipe out before either. I know I've seen it in my mailbox. I just click the "give me the sparkpoints" and delete it afterward. Spark recipes are very hit or miss. Sometimes they are just to promote certain brands (Daisy), sometimes they seem healthy, and other times it's just a regular recipe because hey.. they have to put something up there every day so... I suspect they run thin on material. Chef Meg's suggestions are usually pretty lame too, but that's just my opinion.

    With everything on Spark, I take what I like and leave the rest. The recipes included!
    1326 days ago
  • v DIET_FRIEND
    I did not bake cookies this season and won't. My daughter has though. I had exactly one that she made (from a mix). I thought she was taking them to school, but there they sit on the counter...

    In years past, I baked several recipes of cookies and I notice I'm the primary consumer of the majority of the cookies. I decided I wouldn't bake my signature cookies this year and am not feeling deprived.

    I have been making on a fairly regular basis, because my son eats so many of them, muffins inspired by Hungry Girl. You select a cake mix--my son prefers spice cake, but carrot, chocolate, and lemon are all just as good. You mix that mix with a can of pumpkin. I use the ice cream scoop to put the mix in the sprayed muffin tin and bake for about 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. They are yummy and lower in fat and calories since you omit eggs and oil. I also consider one a serving of veggies because of the pumpkin.

    I agree that Spark did not have to feature that recipe. It's hard to find a cookie recipe that is not a diet-wrecker.
    1326 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/12/2012 1:39:03 PM
  • v BOBBIENORTHERN1
    All cookies, no matter how they are made, if they taste good are not a healthy option for snaking or swapping, and I could never stop at just one.....so....why would I bother to meke them?

    Two years ago I had so much oatmeal that i decided to make oatmeal cookies because what could be more healthy then oatmeal cookies????

    Answer....not making oatmeal cookies is much more healthy....I sat there and ate, and ate and kept on eating each tray as it came out of the oven.

    I am not one to bake because I eat just about all of what I bake and i do mean ALL.

    So, i just don't bake.

    I cook and make healthy cooked food.
    1326 days ago
  • v TXGRANDMA
    Everything is appropriate in different situations. It may be just what someone needs. To each his own................. emoticon
    1326 days ago
  • v RONNIEHUEY
    Several days ago Sparks had a Gluten Free peanut butter cookie recipe that was easy and could be doctored with lower calorie options.Check my recipes .It is under Gluten Free.Also Me-range? cookies are lower calorie.I buy mine at Trader Joes.
    1326 days ago
  • v PJBONARRIGO
    I agree with you. I saw the picture of that cookie yesterday and wanted the recipe... and it was not posted. Today, the recipe is posted and it is not that healthy or low calorie. I would have loved to have had a 911 Emergency Chocolate Cookie recipe that is actually a meal replacement or protein/fiber bar. For emergencies, and chocolate to boot :-)
    1326 days ago
  • v MALA77
    I think I saw this cookie you mention, but I didn't see a recipe for it because I sure looked. Or maybe it was just a pic of that same cookie somewhere else on the site. But it SURE looked good. I habe an AMAZING recipe for some oatmeal raisin cookies, made with yogurt and no white stuff (white clout or white sugar). They're only 60 calories per cookie. It's a sunmaid recipe. Here's the link.
    http://www.sunmaid.com/en/
    recipes/recipe/low_fat_raisin_o
    atmeal_cookies.html

    I make these for other people and they LOVE them. Now... to make the Chocolate chip version I omit the cinnamon and raisins and just add dark chocolate chunks. Still very good!!! If you ever try it, hope you like it!! I'll be making some for my neighbors for Christmas.

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    1326 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    Cookies do not call my name. Of course, then there is crab dip.
    1326 days ago
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