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Edible Idol: Cookies! (Low-Calorie Finds & Recipes)

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08.22.14
 
 




They take many shapes and forms: big, small, chewy, crunchy... All of them delicious. So we're celebrating a classic sweet treat, and giving tips on how to get your fix without going overboard. Raise a glass (of fat-free milk) to today's Edible Idol: the mighty COOKIE!

 
  HG Solves Your Cookie Conundrums!

Fiber One's 90 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie "Once I start eating cookies, I can't seem to stop!"

You need portion-controlled picks, and FAST. Have you tried Fiber One's 90 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie (PointsPlus® value 2*)? How about the brand's new line of 120-calorie soft-baked cookies (PointsPlus® value 3* each)? All individually wrapped and super delicious! Also great are Quaker's single-serving varieties -- Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies (170 calories, PointsPlus® value 4 - 5* each) and Crispy Oatmeal Cookies (170 calories, PointsPlus® value 5* for a pack of four). Click for more finds!


Coffee-mate Girl Scouts powdered creamer"I cannot resist Girl Scout cookies!"

It's not Girl-Scout-cookie season at the moment, but we all face this issue every year... and continue to crave the treats when they're not around! Luckily, there are some great year-round goodies inspired by the seasonal sweets. Coffee-mate has Girl Scouts powdered creamer in Caramel and Coconut (like Samoas)... Add it to your coffee for 15 calories per teaspoon (PointsPlus® value 0*). There are liquid creamers in that flavor as well as Thin Mints, but I find the powder gives you more bang for your buck. And Breyer's Blasts! come in a couple of craving-busting flavors infused with the actual cookies: Thin Mints and Samoas. Each of those has 140 calories per 1/2-cup scoop (PointsPlus® value 4*). Measure carefully! Finally, for some calorie-free satisfaction, snag yourself some Girl-Scout-cookie-flavored Lip Smackers. Click for more...


Cookie-dough ice cream & protein bars "I'm a huge cookie-dough fanatic... I just can't get enough!"

Neither can we! In fact, we've got a whole roundup of solutions from the year before last. And here are a couple of new finds to have on your radar... Skinny Cow makes a Cookies 'n Dough ice cream bar with 160 calories (PointsPlus® value 4*). NICE. And the number-one pick at the HG HQ is a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar. The texture of Quest bars works perfectly with cookie-dough flavor. Each one has 190 calories, plus 17g fiber and 21g protein (PointsPlus® value 5*)!
 

 
  Cookie-Containing HG Shake Recipes

One great way to make your cookies last longer than a few bites? Blend 'em into a fat-slashed milkshake...

Cookie-rific Ice Cream Freeze - This classic is so good, we made a minty spin-off: the Make-Mine-Mint Cookie-rific Ice Cream Freeze!

Happy Monkey Banana Pudding Shake - This swap for a fast-food shake, complete with Nilla Wafers, saves you over 500 calories and more than 20 grams of fat. It rocks... a lot!

Just-2-Good Gingersnap Shake - Just because Christmas is months away, that doesn't exempt us from gingery cookie cravings. This shake is here to satisfy!

 
Hungry Girl's Cookie-rific Ice Cream Freeze
 
 
Hungry Girl's Best Cookie (and Brookie!) Recipes
  And Now, Our Best Cookie Recipes!

We call 'em softies, and they're super delicious...

Pretzel Chocolate Softies - Get your sweet 'n salty dessert on!

White Chocolate Macadamia Softies - Use your macadamia nuts wisely, like in these sweet treats.

Monstrously Delicious Monster Softies - Monster flavor, harmless calorie counts...

Triple-Chocolate Softies - Shhh, don't tell the others, but these choco-loaded items might be our favorites!

Better Brookies - Okay, these aren't cookies... They're brownies topped with a cookie layer!

 
 

For even more softies, check out the "Softies & Whoopie Pies" chapter of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts!

 

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Happy Eat a Peach Day, August 22nd. Grab a ripe one, and go nuts!

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