Happy Canada Day! In celebration, I didn't make any maple leaf shaped rice Krispie treat (sidenote: we did actually make boring but tasty Rice Krispie squares last night for our Canada Day picnic today) or a red and white iced cake (ala Canadian Living), BUT I did my these "staff favourite" (as in CL staff) Chocolate Chip cookies. They look a little unimpressive pictured above, but they are very delicious. I made them from my Cooking Light Complete Recipe book, BUT the online recipe is here. It's strange that the name is different in the online version (so it took awhile to find the link to put here) Puffed Chocolate Chip Cookies as opposed to simply being called Chocolate Chip Cookies. I'm going to check the recipe book.
ok, I'm back! YES, the name is different! Also ironic, my cookies are definitely "puffed"- they have a substantial puffiness to them and taste vaguely cakey, BUT the magazine picture has them much flatter and non-puffy. Not sure how they did this as it took ALL my efforts to measure out 1 tbsp of sticky cookie batter per cookie- can't imagine how they mushed down the sticky batter- a milky fork like my mother used to do on pb cookies, perhaps?!
A final interesting (to me) note, is that in the CL Complete Recipe book, the editors made a special note about not usually liking applesauce in recipes (intriguing, no? what with all our applesauce recipes at ww), but that in this particular recipe (you strain applesauce for it), they really liked it. My kids, as soon as they saw the applesauce, were complaining (lol), saying they can always taste the applesauce (we did muffins with sauce a little while back). The whole family loved these cookies though. They are very melty chocolate tasting. In my second batch I used a Splenda brown sugar mix I found at Costco. I'm not sure if that shaves anything off the points. (I'll have to check when I'm not feeling lazy about it.) As done according to recipe they are 2 pts for one, 3.5 pts for 2. (and you'll probably want two.)
In check-in for HYC news, I feel really good about my week. I thought my weight was staying steady (what with the snacks at the drive-in being salty and all), but I was down 1.5 pounds this a.m. Hopefully, I can hold it off until tomorrow.
Happy Canada to all the Canucks out there! Have a cookie or two, eh? :)