Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Search is Over

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?

C-o-o-k-i-e Time!!

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!



Jenny said...

I have actually been really impressed by the healthier food fare that fast food chains have started to offer.

Great post, girl.. and those cookies are calling my name!!

Krista said...

I love the little decorations on your molasses cookies!!!

lesley lifting life said...

I agree ... I do like seeing healthier options popping up in restaurants ... it's refreshing! But it seems like oftentimes they just add a bunch of sodium into the healthier items and I wish they wouldn't do that ... oh well ; )

That's why I eat it once in awhile, like you said :)

Lele said...

I loooooooooooove molasses cookies! Molasses has such a unique flavor!

I agree that there are some much improved fast food options. However, the portions are often so ridiculously gigantic that you really still have to police yourself.

Kris said...

they look great!

Kim said...

I've never had a molasses cookie before, but they look so pretty decorated with the sprinkles.

I definitely read food labels, but sometimes it is discouraging because it makes you want to cook everything from scratch, which is overwhelming to think about.