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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Chewy Choconana Cookies

It's Pumpkin Festival time in our little town. So, in honor of that, I decided to NOT do something pumpkin......just because!  Instead I've made these delicious chewy cookies.

Makes 30 Cookies
1 Cookie = 2 PointsPlus™

1/2 cup (1 stick) light butter, room temp
1 cup Splenda granulated
1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
1 cup mashed bananas
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mace OR nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350º.

Cream butter and Splenda. Add egg substitute until blended.

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix the mashed bananas and baking soda. Let sit for 2 minutes.

Mix banana mixture into the butter mixture.

Whisk together the flour, salt and spices. Mix into the butter and banana mixture. Mix until just combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop in dollops onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 15 – 18 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool on wire racks.

Ready to go to my WW meeting!
MY SPIN: Another great use for old bananas! You can substitute the chocolate chips for 1 cup of chopped pecans or nuts and it wouldn't change the PointsPlus™ value.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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