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A Good Cookie

Saturday, December 21, 2013

I was excited to be asked to make cookies for my DD's work last week. I searched around looking for special cookies online I thought my DD would like. I asked her a couple days in advance to pick from a list that I found. That night, she sheepishly called and informed me that her dates were off and she needed the cookies for an exchange the next day. "Geez, so much for wanting to bake some off in advance to try them first!"
At any rate, I did the unthinkable. I picked my favorite, got up way before dawn and baked cookies for the entire Hospice organization without ever having eaten that kind of cookie in my life! What was I thinking?

Smoothly, DD swung by on way to work as hospice nurse, picked up the cookies and out the door she went.
About noon the phone rang. Mind you, these cookies were to be for a Christmas cookie exchange. DD was mauled the minute she walked in the door and all five dozen cookies disappeared! Turns out she needed more for the next day's potluck?!? hmmmm .......
Now I don't know what you would all think, but me, "Wow, I have the perfect test group for a healthy cookie study!". The next morning I was able to send two batches. The one just like the previous day and my new improved version. The result -
The cookies were an equal hit! On my healthy test batch, I used all whole wheat flour and one cup of egg whites (no regular eggs). On the original white cookies I used red and green sprinkles. I used blue on the WW ones. Next time I will use more vibrant colored sprinkles on the browner background. I will definitely make them with whole wheat flour and egg whites from now on.

Here is the link for a fabulous Italian Christmas Cookie - bigalittlea.com/2009/12/
10/italian-christmas-cookies/


Cheers to a healthy Christmas hit! JDawg
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  • v DIANEDOESSMILES
    HI Kiddo,, can ya make them non Christmas,, and send me a few? I ADORE Cookies, but please only 2,, for I have ZERO control.

    Glad they were a HIT, for when they are NOT,,it's SOOO DISCOURAGING ! UGHERS !!

    NICE JOB with making them healthier
    979 days ago
  • v CHERIRIDDELL
    Thanks for the recipe I will make those tomorrow.Today I made lavender shortbread . I am notorious for experimenting but I seldom have a fail!
    980 days ago
  • v ADARKARA
    OH MY GOSH those are my FAVORITE Christmas cookies! I make them EVERY YEAR! I use lemon and almond instead of vanilla, and double the extracts. They're always a hit!
    982 days ago
  • v MARYANNSQUEST
    Janey, Love it when finding healthier versions of cookies are a hit! Can you send some of the Yummy cookies to Texas, I will gladly be a guinea pig to try them and give feed back! LOL!

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    Maryann
    982 days ago
  • v FIT4MEIN2013
    Checking out the recipe now! What a great story. Have a wonderful Christmas!
    982 days ago
  • v MSHEL7
    That is way cool. Just goes to prove that being healthy does not have to taste bad. Good for you, great experiment!!
    982 days ago
  • v MJRVIC2000
    Have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    982 days ago
  • v RIDLEYRIDER
    I love making healthier goodies! Good for you! emoticon
    982 days ago
  • v REGILIEH
    emoticon SO MUCH FOR THE RECIPE, I AM GOING TO BAKE THEM TODAY OR TOMORROW!

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    HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY, JOY FILLED NEW YEAR!

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    ANNE
    982 days ago
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