Monday, December 11

Have a cookie...or a book...or... @Liz Flaherty

One of the best parts--and the laaaargest parts--of the holiday season, is the baking and eating of cookies. Lots of cookies. This year, I am once again dancing with Weight Watchers as my partner, and the recipes below are Weight Watchers friendly, costing only two Smart Points per cookie. The bad part of it is that I haven't tried them. I'm so sorry to admit it, but it has so far been an eventful season and none of those events have involved baking. Sigh.

Anyway, these look delicious to me. I have borrowed these recipes from Weight Watchers.

Crackle Spice Drops

·         1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie margarine, soft
·         1/2 cup(s) unpacked brown sugar
·         1 large egg(s)
·         1 Tbsp vanilla extract
·         2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
·         1/2 tsp baking soda
·         1/4 tsp table salt
·         1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
·         1/4 cup(s) powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a mixing bowl, on medium speed, beat margarine with brown sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and spice.

Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into powdered sugar to coat. Place onto baking sheet. Bake until golden, about 7 to 8 minutes. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

Toffee Butterscotch Drops

  • 1/2 cup(s) reduced-calorie margarine
  • 3/4 cup(s) unpacked brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) fat free egg substitute
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 oz chocolate candy, chocolate covered toffee, or other variety

Heat oven to 375°F. Cream margarine and sugar until soft. Add egg substitute and vanilla to sugar mixture.
Whisk flour and salt together; add to sugar mixture. Stir in candy and mix well.
On parchment-lined baking sheets, place 1 tablespoon dough 1 1/2 inches apart for each cookie. Bake until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Place on rack; cool completely. Yields 1 cookie per serving.

In keeping with the season, we're having a giveaway. Please join us each day in our celebrations and be entered to win a prize!


  1. Two points a cookie... but I still eat them by the dozens! Thanks for the yummy recipes!!

  2. I love the cookies. We are making some today. Thanks for the great recipes. Adding them.

    1. Debby! Please contact me at You won last week's prize from me.

  3. I'm going to try these--I think Husband would love the spice ones! Thanks, Liz!