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Week: 605.3

Guest: Don Mauer, Author, Lean and Lovin’ It !, Chapters Publishing Carey, North Carolina

Topic: Controlling the holiday waistline 2

Host/Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Making your cookies low fat...coming up...

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NEMA: I’m 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: I’ve 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 you’re going to be really surprised to find it is going to be almost exactly like the full fat version that you’re trying to replace.

NEMA: I’m Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.



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