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11 November 2008 @ 09:51 am
All right, the next time I decide to make a cookie recipe because it looks healthy, somebody please hit me upside the head. The peanut butter oatmeal cookies I made aren't terrible, but they're not at all the chewy deliciousness that I wanted. I'm sure there's a better, less healthy recipe out there if I ever get the notion to make these ones again.

ETA: K. just called to tell me that after eating five or six of them, she thinks they're actually pretty good. Kinda like granola bars.

Listening to: Holiday - "She's Not the Person You Think You Know"
xterminal on November 11th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
Babes with books! This one gets auto-voted at the end of the year. I like my chicks literary!

One easy way to make any cookie (or any baked good, for that matter) recipe a bit healthier without sacrificing the chewy goodness is to substitute applesauce for half the oil. If anything, the end result is even moister.

(There's also some sort of rule of thumb about substituting coconut for something, but as I loathe coconut, I never paid attention to that one.)
mother of the angry mobpennyland on November 12th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
No no, it's the ratio of corn syrup to solid stuff ratio.

The coconut doesn't bind the mix. it needs a binder

I recomend rice-flour and too much creamer.

It usually works.

Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the ape giganticassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I suspected corn syrup might be what the cookies were missing. Thanks.

I've never used rice flour. I'll check it out.
Uniquely Marred: Prof Chimpbuddhamonkey on November 11th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'd like a woman who reads naked.

Floating is optional.
beatnik sidearmbeatnikside on November 11th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Goddamn I love this photo. If this one doesn't make the playoffs I'll be shocked. Who took it?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: showgirlsassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
It is a pretty cool one. I'll see if I can figure out where I found it.
Pallaspallasathene8 on November 11th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
How is this picture physically possible?

Healthy cookies? Why, oh, why? If I'm craving peanut butter and oatmeal at once, I like the no-bake ones.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: monkey tattooassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Maybe someone just let go of her legs and ran away. But I suspect it's a trick.

Yeah, well, sort of healthy. Tell me more about these no-bake ones...
Pallaspallasathene8 on November 12th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
You know, the ones like these:
Or with cocoa, too:

Last time I made no bakes I got all experimental and made the butterscotch and corn flake kind. I thought they tasted too much like corn flakes, but one of the ladies at school liked them...
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: angel and the ape looking backassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
Interesting... thanks!
zantimisfit on November 12th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
The thing about making "healthy" foods is that you can't expect them to taste like their "unhealthy" counterparts. "Healthy" foods need to be judged on their own.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: orange poutassmonkeydiary on November 12th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
B-b-b-but that makes me sad!
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: orange peekassmonkeydiary on November 13th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
I added extra butter, but it wasn't enough.