So, this weekend, I had a great coupon for Pillsbury cookies, and decided to give the Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip ones a try.
I got two packages, and had them all set out on cookie sheets, ready to bake after my brownies were done that we were baking for a BBQ later in the day. The wrappers were not near the cookie sheets, so it wasn't immediately apparent that they were sugar-free. Matt (in his usual fashion whenever cookie baking is in progress), grabs a dough-ball and pops it in his mouth. He says it tastes a little funny - maybe just a different brand than he's used to? So, Colton wants to have some cookie dough too.
I give him one to share with Chance. Chance takes a bite, and declares it "Nasty." Colton, completely oblivious, gladly takes Chance's 1/2 back and eats the whole thing.
I baked the rest, and set them out on the cooling rack. I tried one while they were warm. Here is my review - if you are watching your caloric intake, haven't had any sweets in awhile, and are really Jonesing for something sweet - then one of these 90 calorie wonders will probably hit the spot. If this is but one choice on a buffet line of delectable desserts, or even if it is simply the other choice between these and rocky-road brownies - it will probably fall a bit short . . . .okay, so it might fall A LOT short.
Chance came out to the kitchen as soon as he heard the oven timer beeping (do I hear Pavlov?). He grabbed one and tried a bite.
Backtracking a bit - he was outside when I was making the brownies, so he has no clue that there is a pan of brownies on the counter.
He looks at me with great concern. "Mom, these are still gross, even after you cooked them."
"You don't have to eat it." I say, "Just set it there on the counter - your brother seems to be enjoying them."
"Mom? . . . . . . Are these what we're taking to the BBQ this afternoon?"
"No - I made Rocky Road brownies to take there."
"THANK GOODNESS! That would have been sooooo embarrassing!"