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Can I Have a Cookie?

How many times have you said, heard, or thought about having a cookie? I mean just 1 cookie, right? What is the difference?

Cookies are a good treat. Kids ask for them after school. People bring cookies to work, to parties, and have them in their lunch. You can have a cookie, but how many?

  • Sugar Cookies
    You know them, and many love them. Each sugar cookie is 97 calories, 6g fat, 9g sugar.
  • Oreo Cookies
    An old favorite. Each cookie is 45 calories, 3g fat, 14g sugar.
  • Biscotti
    This Italian treat is popular with some. Each cookie is 90 calories, 6g fat, 8g sugar.

  • Meringue
    Small and tasty treats. Each cookie is 26 calories, 0g fat, 6g sugar.
  • French Macaron
    These are very cool looking and fun. Each cookie is 82 calories, 4g fat, 9g sugar.
  • Gingerbread
    Holiday favorites should be thought about also. Each cookie is 76 calories, 4g fat, 3g sugar.

There is a good tip on cutting calories and fat when you are the one doing the baking of these cookies. Many people substitute half of the shortening, oil or butter and use applesauce or prune puree. Using those alternate items are often done when recipes are converted to being vegan.

So, which cookie are you having?

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Charmaine Gregory

I am a nocturnist Emergency Physician, wife, mom to three vivacious cherubs as well as a greatness and virtual fitness coach. I help busy women like myself reclaim their fitness and wellness mojo and unleash their greatness! Watch my story and get a complimentary health assessment here: My Story If you are like me and have picky eaters in your fold, join my Facebook group, Picky Eaters Strong Mom here: Picky Eater Strong Mom Facebook Group

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