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Cookie! Cookie! Cookie!

23 Feb

Now who can possibly argue with Cookie Monster? Not I! πŸ˜‰ I made a Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe today…I am as yet undecided on the results…and yes, I actually ate some of the cookies (even though I don’t generally eat my own baking) cause I had to know how they turned out. The batter is supposed to make 48 cookies but it only made 20 – they are supposed to be small cookies, and I put them as small as I could on the cookie sheet and they were ridiculously small so I don’t know how much smaller they were expecting me to make them. *rolls eyes* They tasted ok, not as good as a normal choc chip recipe but if you look at the substitutions you’ll see why, thing is, there is an after taste that I am not happy with…something is lingering and I can’t figure out what…

the results of the Weight Watcher recipe, 1 point per cookie

The lighting in the picture isn’t great so they don’t look as golden brown as they actually are, but can you see how small they are and all the chocolate chips that fell to the table? They fell because the recipe makes too small an amount of batter and calls for too many chocolate chips, sigh. The saving grace for this recipe is that although it makes less then half the cookies it says it should when I calculated the nutritional information the cookies are still 1 point each; so at least they are ok points wise. πŸ™‚

I will put the recipe on my recipe page so you can find it there if you want to try them. πŸ˜€

Oh, so something I have been eating all week and haven’t really talked about yet, Quaker Instant Oatmeal Hearty Medley’s, Banana Walnut flavour. It has real fruit, nuts, and 4 whole grains – very yummy. It’s like instant oatmeal so you just add hot water or stick it in the microwave for a minute. Normally, when I eat instant oatmeal I eat the Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar flavour and one package is 3 points. The new Hearty Medley’s Banana Walnut flavour is 2 points for one package and is more filling then the normal oatmeal. I eat it for breakfast (duh!) and it fills me enough that I don’t want a mid morning snack…it keeps me full all the way until lunch, yah! πŸ˜€ Here is what it looks like…

this is a different flavour then the one I bought but it's the best I can find πŸ™‚

The downside to the Hearty Medley’s is that you only get 6 packages in a box where as you get 10 in the regular Quaker Instant Oatmeal…so ya know, it’s got a plus and minus…what doesn’t?

Today I ate:

1 pckg Quaker Hearty Medley = 2 points

1 Smart Ones turkey and mashed potato with gravy = 4 points

1 orange = 1 point

1 cup tomato soup = 2 points

2 dinner buns = 2 points

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

30 grams light cheese = 2 points

2 weight watchers choc chip cookies = 3 points

3 digestive cookies = 3 points

Total points eaten = 20 points.

Yeah,Β I know! 6 cookies! My stomach is sooooo NOT impressed with me right now. lol. ugh. I am going to have another cup of tea soon to help my poor tummy with digesting. πŸ™‚ Tea = the cure for everything! lol.

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2 Responses to “Cookie! Cookie! Cookie!”

  1. barelydigested February 24, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Thanks for the WW chocolate chip cookie recipe review. I am thinking of doing some baking this weekend. I might just make non-WW cookies and use extra points after reading this!

    • shrinkingwmn February 25, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

      Hi! Yeah, I would say make the non WW choc chip cookies and get full enjoyment from them. However, friends at work who tried the WW cookies (I took them in to get opinions on them) didn’t seem as picky about them…they all thought they were good so perhaps it is my overly critical attitude towards baked goods that made me think they are not all that great. shrug. Who knows?

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