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Do You Love Cookies? I do!

The readership on my blog has changed a lot over the last 1.75 years in that people actually read it sometimes now. 😉  So over the last couple of weeks, I’ve shared excerpts from past blogs, and today I’d like to share one of my favorite recipes.

When I calculated the Weight Watchers POINTS on Momentum using the recipe builder, I learned that each cookie was about 2 pts (roughly 100 calories.)  When my Weight Watchers leader made them, they were 1 pt each!   I baked the cookies yesterday (research, of course) because I wanted to calculate the calories and because they are delicious!

If you’re a Weight Watchers member, you can easily use e-tools to calculate the PointsPlus.  If anyone does, please let me know. =) If you count calories then you’ll be happy to know that each cookie (my batch yesterday made 32) was worth 108 calories.

Chocolate Chip Macaroons

The recipe is simple, and it’s one of my favorites! 
1 box Angel Food cake (preferably America’s Choice)
1/2 c. water
7 oz. coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. mini chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the first four ingredients well then add the chocolate chips. Drop on a greased cookies sheet. (I use Pam.) Bake for 15 minutes and cool completely before removing from the pan.

Yield: About 30 cookies/2 WW pts. each (on the old plan)
It’s official.  After posting this recipe, I will definitely bake these regularly again.  I hope you try them and enjoy them too! Have I mentioned that they’re my favorite low-cal cookie?  In fact, they’re one of my all-time favorites in general.  

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    February 15, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    These look soooo good! And just over 100 calories? Wow! 🙂

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    February 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Hey! I entered them in Recipe Builder on the WW website, and it came out to 3 PP a cookie. The good news is that they stay at 3 PP each, even if you eat multiples (2 = 6, 3 = 9, etc.). I have all the ingredients to make these because they sound so good. I'm going to have to wait until I can bring most of them to work though, at 3 Points Plus a cookie!

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    February 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    omgoodness, these looks delicious! I've starred them for later!

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    February 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    My problem would be eating the whole batch. How do you avoid that?

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    Shannon B.
    February 15, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Those sound great! Will try these out! Thanks for sharing!

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    h e a t h e r
    February 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Hello lover!!!!! Very nice! Thank you!

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    Lindsey Lu
    February 15, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    oh my gosh, I love macaroons. And the choco chips added sounds wonderful! thanks!

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    Shari @ FindingAWeigh
    February 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Great recipe! I never thought to use Angel Food cake mix as the base..will definately have to try! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia
    February 15, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    If I had the self control to only eat one I would bake them *sigh* I just realized last night while watching "HEAVY" that I too make many excuses to eat stuff I shouldn't.
    But I'm getting better 😉

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    February 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    These looks so yummy! I will definitely be trying out this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kenlie Tiggeman
    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Tammy! =) 3 PP is fantastic! I'm happy to know that!

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    February 16, 2011 at 1:51 am

    This looks amazingly good! Can you leave out the coconut, though? Not a huge fan of it.

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    February 16, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Hi Kenz, these look soooo good. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    February 16, 2011 at 3:36 am

    YUM!! These look great!

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    Kenlie Tiggeman
    February 16, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Laurie and Nina, I bake them then put them away so they're not staring me in the face. It's a simple concept, but it works well for me. =) They last for a while. =)

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    Kenlie Tiggeman
    February 16, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Kitten, I think they'd be good without the coconut. They're great without the chocolate chips too. You can totally adapt this recipe to incorporate things you like. =)

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    February 16, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Those sounds delish, Kenz! Thanks for the recipe!

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