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!