Posts tagged ‘Low-Fat’

November 15, 2011

Weight Watchers Caramel Cookies

Every week, my mother-in-law stops by and drops off the weekly Weight Watchers Weekly. It’s full of tips and always has a great recipe for something pretty yummy. She’s a lifetime member and instructor. I couldn’t resist whipping this one up tonight. They were great and guilt free!

Weight Watchers Caramel Cookies

Course: desserts
PointsPlus® Value:    1
Servings:  60
Preparation Time:  5 min
Cooking Time:  10 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup(s) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup(s) packed brown sugar, dark
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup(s) whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add remaining ingredients and beat thoroughly.
Scrape dough out of bowl and onto a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll dough into a log, about 2 1/2-inches wide; completely wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 20 minutes or up to overnight.
Cut dough into 1/8-inch-thick slices and arrange on several large ungreased cookies sheets about 1- to 1 1/2-inches apart. Bake until lightly browned around edges, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for about 1 minute and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

September 19, 2011

Recipe: Low-Fat Creamed Spinach

I got this recipe from a friend and have probably made it 15 times since. It’s a great, low-fat alternative to your high-fat steak house recipe. Plus, it’s easy. And don’t we all love that?

Low-Fat Creamed Spinach Casserole

4 10 oz frozen spinach thawed & strained
2 cans cream of mushroom soup (low sodium)
2 blocks low-fat or fat free cream cheese
1/2 medium white or red onion

Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes uncovered. Stir occassionaly. This recipe can be halved very easily. Serves 6-8.

image by wizardrecipes.com

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