Penny’s Low Fat Desserts
Recently, one of my tweeps, PennysLowFatDes (the Twitter alter ego of Penny’s Low Fat Desserts) sent me a sample of some of her famous low fat cookies for me and my wife to try. They sent us Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies . Within in 10 minutes of me getting home the day the cookies arrived, I had shredded open the box and within 15 minutes, the cookies were gone.
At some level, it seems like we should have shown restraint with low fat cookies. I mean, they’re supposed to be good for me, right, so I really shouldn’t be killing them like a bag of Oreos. Then again, maybe that’s the perfect complement. There I was, tearing into the cookies like they were a gooey, fat-lated, much less healthy for me treat. That’s a good thing. Right? Right!
Either way, the cookies we got from Penny’s Low Fat Desserts were really good. Normally, I have a lot of problems with most low-fat treats because they tend to do one of two things:
- They try to be sickenly sweet to hide the lack of fat
- They end up having no flavor at all because they have no fat
The cookies we had suffered from neither problem. The cookies’ flavors were pretty much on point. The chocolate peanut butter cookies tasted like peanut-butter chocolate ice cream from Baskin Robbins. They were a smooth mixture of some nice dark chocolate (more flavorful than milk chocolate) and creamy peanut butter. They were also very moist.
The oatmeal raisin cookies were actually a little sweeter because of the raisins in them. They were also a touch drier than the other cookies, probably because of the lack of peanut butter. Still, if I weren’t so partial to the chocolate desserts, I’d probably say there were every bit as good as the chocolate peanut butter ones. Then again, I’m partial to chocolate. 🙂
The one thing that Penny’s Low Fat Desserts might get graded down on would be texture. When I took a bite of my cookie, I knew it was a low fat cookie. On the other hand, I have absolutely no problems with that because the flavors were good.
In fact, the fact the texture was a little different than a full-fat cookie is not such a bad thing. Most of the low fat cookies I’ve eaten that had the same texture of fat-laden cookies tasted like shoe leather. I’ll take the slightly chewier, but still moist taste of my Penny’s Low Fat Desserts cookies any day of the week.
I am sure that Penny’s Low Fat Desserts would have much preferred if I had come out and said “Tastes the the full fat version. I can’t tell the difference.” I hope they will settle for me saying that I, Chris Perrin, will gladly eat their cookies any day of the week and both my tastebuds and my waistline will be happy for it.
The images on the site were taken from http://www.pennyslowfatdesserts.com.