Food{ish} – Skinnytaste’s Skinny Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles

skinnytaste's skinny pumpkin snickerdoodles

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I love to cook.  I love to cook because food makes people happy, it makes them feel loved.  It also occasionally impresses the hell out of them and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.

I am a recipe follower, not a creator.  I feel like anyone that can hands and has opposable thumbs can do the same.  What I bring to the party is weird science.  Or the Mad Scientist.  Whatever you call it, it means tasting and adapting.  Sometimes this is planned, sometimes mid-cook.  Most of the time, it comes after the first time I’ve made the recipe.  Like, wow, this is tasty, but it could be tastiER.  So basically I’m a recipe tastier maker(ish).

Gina from Skinnytaste is a recipe creator.  Also, I’d venture to guess, a recipe tastier maker(no ish here y’all). Every single one of her recipes that I’ve made has been a success.  I have 14 of her recipes in my Tried and True Pinterest Board and a ton more just waiting to be tried on my Food Stuffz Lite  and Hey There Sweet and Light Stuff boards.

The best thing ever is when I can cook something that is not only tastiER, but healthy{ish}.  All of Gina’s recipes are both.  She creates delicious meals, snacks and treats and all of them are weight watcher friendly.  She includes the nutritional information for each recipe including the WW points, both classic and Points Plus.  But the best part is she does all this using healthy, real food ingredients that you can feel good about feeding your family.

The recipe I’m sharing you with you today is hers and hers alone.  And because pumpkin is the reason for this season, it’s chock full of the fall{ish}glorious orange orb.  The recipe is called Skinny Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles and it’s amazing.  Even my pumpkin-loathing bestie loves these cookies.  They are cake-ish little pillows of spice-scented goodness with a satisfying sugar crunch.

The best thing about them is they are only ONE old school WW points.  Dude.  So much satisfaction for so little cost.  These are the kinds of treats I’m always on the look out for.  100 calorie packs and reduced fat baked goods are low cost, but also low satisfaction which = no bueno in my book.

The ER that I added to these tasty cakies was minimal.  I omitted the egg and the honey and added 3/4 cup of pureed pumpkin(not pumpkin pie filling, like ever).  The dough is super sticky so you need to chill it for at least 30 minutes and get your hands wet every few balls you form before rolling them in the sugar/pumpkin spice mix. Make sure to use a silpat mat or parchment paper when baking as they tend to stick.  And I strongly recommend doubling the recipe.  Super duper easy and those yummies go down easily at one point per.  You might even be able to part with a few for your friends and family.  Or then again, maybe not.

Do you have any low Weight Watchers point recipes to share?

joules

I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

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65 Posts | Member since 2012-08-17
I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

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