Easy Substitution for cookies!


When John came back from the grocery store this weekend, he bought a few bags of cookie mix that were on sale. So, I got his hint, and pulled out the mix the other day to make a batch. What I couldn’t believe is that for a half of a package of cookie mix, you are supposed to add 1/2 cup of butter!!


So I made a batch, cutting down on the amount of butter. But then I started thinking about substituting ingredients, I have read a lot of recipes lately where you can substitute apple sauce or banana for sugar.
So, I mashed up a banana, and mixed it with the other half of the cookie mix, and added a tablespoon of oil.
Here are the two batches side by side:

Can you tell which ones used 1/2 cup of butter, and which ones used a banana? We couldn’t either! Pretty cool.
Here is a close up of the two kinds..
The banana ones (if you look closely, you can see the little flecks of banana)

And, the ones made with butter…

The banana ones had a slightly different texture, maybe a little more like cake in the center, and you can taste the banana flavour a little, but I don’t think the kids would have even noticed if I didn’t say anything. For the amount of calories and fat it saves, the difference is very little. It means you can eat three times as many without feeling guilty…right?


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