Low-fat cookies: here’s one to try, from Hannahmax Baking

Cookies, especially chocolate chip cookies, were one of my favorite binge foods but since my angioplasty, cookies have been largely out of my diet. I keep searching for low-fat, low-sodium varieties, but few exist. I did find one variety at Whole Foods, but buying those requires a special trip to the one (of three) Whole Foods in my area that carries them regularly.

So I was excited to see a cookie that seemed relatively low-fat and low-sodium at a local Jewel supermarket. The offering, from Hannahmax Baking, was relatively tasty and if you look at the nutrition label on the package, you’d think it was low-fat and low-sodium. Five of these chocolate chip cookies has only six grams of fat.

Hannahmax cookie chips
Hannahmax cookie chips: tasty but tiny
Hannahmax cookie chips nutrition information.
Hannahmax cookie chips nutrition information.

The rub is these are tiny. They really are cookie chips rather than cookies. The positive is they tasted like regular chocolate chip cookies, which is to say delicious. The chocolate was wonderful. I could have easily eaten more than six in a sitting, but that of course would have meant too much fat.

Another negative is that most in the bag I bought were smashed into tiny pieces, making it difficult for me to know exactly how many I was eating at any one time. And they’re expensive. Buying them on-line, a six-ounce bag costs about $4; they cost more in my store as I recall.

I liked them, wishing only they could have been bigger with less fat and fewer calories. The bag I bought supposedly had five servings of six cookies each. I could have easily eaten it all in one setting which would have been 30 grams of fat and 600 calories, two no-nos for me these days.


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