"THE HEART OF THE MATTER"
Guest: Don Mauer, Author, Lean and Lovin It !, Chapters Publishing Carey, North Carolina
Topic: Controlling the holiday waistline 2
Host/Producer: Steve Girard
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NEMA: Im still making holiday cookies and breads...and I called Don Mauer...who wrote Lean and Lovin It...and asked how to make these cookies lower in fat....
MAUER: Ive taken an oatmeal raisin cookie, and used fat free plain yogurt for the butter that was called for - it usually uses a stick of butter, which is a half cup of butter, and I used a half a cup of non-fat, plain yogurt.
NEMA: And Don says a tender cookie comes from putting the wet ingredients together, then the sugar...and then folding all the dry ingredients. But what about cookies that need some fat to work well?
MAUER: Use half the fat that you normally use in that cookie...for example, if it calls for two sticks of butter, use one stick of butter, and then use half a cup of drained unsweetened applesauce. Let the apple juice drip off of it for about 15 minutes, and then measure a half a cup out. It will have half the fat of the full-fat cookie, but youre going to be really surprised to find it is going to be almost exactly like the full fat version that youre trying to replace.
NEMA: Im Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.
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