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Don’t Throw Me Out!!

January 5, 2011

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions for many people is to eat healthier. And many people feel that throwing out the sugary treats is the best way to do it.

I’ve talked to several friends in the past few days who have “desugared” their cupboards. The sugary treats are gone. For many of them, it only lasted just a few days. For one friend, it didn’t even last 24 hours. So I say…don’t give it up!! (Because you’ll probably just end up going on a binge anyway).

Moderation is always best. And last night, I ate my first treat in almost a week. My daughter suggested making her favorite treat–homemade Oreos. It’s been a favorite of hers since she was in preschool and they made them for her class project. But like anything, I know that these can be “healthified”–a little bit. In this recipe, I reduced the amount of sugar and used Earth Balance butter and an organic cake mix instead of the traditional cake mixes that have lot’s of preservatives and additives in them. One of the brands our family loves in Dr. Oetker’s.

HOMEMADE OREOS

Cookie

1 box chocolate or devil food cake mix

1/4 cup butter (I use Earth Balance)

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2 eggs

Filling

8 oz fat free or light cream cheese

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix together the cookie ingredients until well incorporated and a soft dough ball forms. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for7- 8 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

After the cookies have cooled, mix together the filling ingredients in a mixing bowl until frosting thickens. Place 2 teaspoons of frosting on the back of one cookie. Place the other back of the cookie on top. Allow frosting to harden slightly before eating.

Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. January 6, 2011 4:41 am

    Oreos are a favorite at our house. How fun to make them at home!

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