C.H. asks from Casper, WY on December 29, 2009
Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar??
Hello ladies! I was hoping that you can help me with some healthy ideas to replace the holiday sweets in my cookie jar? My mother-in-law bought me the cutest GIANT mason jar cookie jar for Christmas, and the cookies are ALMOST gone! I would like to keep the jar out, but fill it with homemade or storebought healthier snacks. Any suggestions or recipes would be GREATLY appreciated! ;P Thanks!
J.W. answers from Pueblo on December 30, 2009
I don't have a suggestion, but you look from the title of your post to have a sense of humor. Before I had kids, I had a dog and there were doggie treats in the cookie jar. Some friends came over with a three year old and she took a "cookie" while no one was looking. She was mega disappointed when it wasn't a sweet treat! Too funny and a great memory. Thanks for bringing it up! :)
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A. answers from Salt Lake City on December 29, 2009
I keep mine full of raisin oatmeal cookies (except I substitute less calories and cholesterol for the sugar and butter). There are a number of reasonable healthy alternatives that even kids like, even store bought ones. Check out the sugarfree options.
A.C. answers from Colorado Springs on December 30, 2009
Trail Mix! I buy dried berries from Walmart-their mixed blends or just individual bags of berries (our favorites are mixed berry & cranberry). We just started adding vanilla yogurt raisins to the mix. My son passed up the cookie jars in favor of trail mix last night. We learned the hard way that you can't mix dried applies in there though (the soft ones)-they don't completely dry out & cause the dried banana chips to get sticky & soft.
J.L. answers from Denver on December 30, 2009
N.W. answers from Salt Lake City on December 30, 2009
We use ours as a coin jar.
S.A. answers from Salt Lake City on December 30, 2009
My kids love the Stretch Island Fruit Leathers from Costco. They're pretty cheap (just over $10 for 48 of them). They also love Craisins, Raisins, other dried fruit, graham crackers, Teddy Grahams, Ritz crackers, and yogurt bites (yogurt covered raisins). Good luck and enjoy your new cookie jar. I am totally jealous!!
S.K. answers from Denver on December 30, 2009
For semi-healthy cookies/snack treats, I sometimes make oatmeal cookies - either with raisins or with walnuts and chocolate chips. I have a recipe I love, and I cut down the sugar, use whole wheat flour and whole oats, so they are somewhat healthy!
I also make pumpkin muffins that our kids devour (I confess the chocolate chips help a lot) - again with reduced sugar, whole wheat flour, but no one knows the difference. I don't know if the muffins would fit well in your jar but maybe the small size would work.
If you'd like the recipes just let me know.
A.C. answers from Pocatello on December 30, 2009