Before I get to the cookie of the day…
I was listening to the radio this morning as I was getting ready—it was the morning talk show between the two older guys who head the “Morning Show” and the younger gal who is the meteorologist. They always talk about random things, but today I was extra interested—they were discussing how often a person should eat cheeseburgers a week, then it went to how often a person should eat fast food a week, and then it got to the ingredients lists on popular condiments(more on that later). Anyway, I was thinking how it’s kind of funny how people automatically think fast food is filled with heart-clogging saturated fat, but there is actually a lot of healthier options popping up in this day and age. Some great examples here. I highly recommend the book Eat This Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide which I refer to quite often. It breaks down why something is bad instead of just saying, “Eat this, not that.” As for cheeseburgers or any fast food, I always think homemade can be made healthier, but nothing is off limits once and awhile.
As for the condiment ingredients discussion, they named off a bunch, but I was surprised by what was in Heinz 57 Sauce—why is there raisin concentrate and apple concentrate?? Just a reminder for me to really look at ingredients more thoroughly for packaged foods! How concerned are you with the ingredients in your food?
So guys, I am relieved to finally proclaim the search for the best molasses cookie is O-V-E-R after reading this post and making this recipe! I searched high and low since I started baking/cooking to achieve the fluffy yet chewy, cracked top molasses cookie—thankfully I stumbled upon this recipe which quieted all fears about finding the right molasses cookie!
Find the recipe/nutritionals/etc. HERE!