Reduced Fat Desserts

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Reduced Fat Chocolate Mocha Brownies

by on August 28, 2007 · 7 comments

Last night, while typing up a note about starting a Girl Scout troop, my wrist started hurting. The pain didn’t go away, so I rubbed my wrist with Bengay and wrapped it in hot towels. This must be some sort of repetitive strain injury, so today’s goals include finding a new desk, guiding the mouse […]


Published on August 28, 2007
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Another week is ending – a week with much discussion of lemon bars. Gigi and Debbi tested an old magazine recipe called Double Layer Lemon Bars and found they both did not like the cornmeal. I tested a recipe for vegan lemon bars and thought they’d be perfect for vegans, but not exactly practical because […]


Published on June 29, 2007
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Cooking Light’s Butterscotch Blondies

by on January 7, 2007 · 2 comments

Click here for the recipe. I’ve also posted it below. Overall, these are good for a low fat blondie. They have a rich, brown sugar flavor and a nice texture. I don’t think I prefer these over higher fat butterscotch bars (see Hershey recipe below), but they were good for a low fat bar. Butterscotch […]


Published on January 7, 2007
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Low Fat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

by on March 13, 2006 · 5 comments

I haven’t actually logged it, but there seems to be a correlation in how bad a mood I’m in to how much fat is in the cookie recipe I choose — the worse mood, the less fat in the recipe. Today’s cookie recipe contains 2 tablespoons of butter, so you’d best avoid me. The cookies […]


Published on March 13, 2006
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Raspberry Bars

by on September 11, 2005

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light and you can find the original on Raspberry-Chocolate Bars 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 5 tablespoons butter — softened 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 jar seedless raspberry jam — (10-ounce) Preheat oven to 375°. […]

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Published on September 11, 2005
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These are pretty good if you don’t mind the texture of reduced fat cookies. The malt flavor is pretty strong, which is a good thing in my opinion. Chocolate Malted Cookies from Cooking Light 1 cup packed brown sugar 6 tablespoons malted milk powder (such as Carnation) 5 tablespoons butter — softened 3 tablespoons chocolate […]


Published on July 27, 2005