07 January 2015

Cookies: What’s the Point?

Tate's Bake Shop of South Hampton
As a rule I avoid cookies for snacks or desserts. My simplified reasoning is that I just don’t like them. That’s not completely true. Actually, I’m anti-cookie because the plain fact that the calorie load is completely unfair! Compared to a slice of cake or scoop of ice cream, that is.

Last night, Hubby brought home cookies for dessert—oatmeal raisin, my favorite flavor of this least favorite confection. In was nonplussed, and almost skipped dessert altogether. Then I had one.

Then another. And another. Once the bag was practically empty, we paused and read thee nutrition facts—something we normally do in the aisle—long before swiping the credit card at the register. This simple move reaffirmed my commitment to avoid calorie-dense, flaky, buttery, fat-disappearing, delicious cookies.  70 calories per--with the first  ingredient being butter.