Posted 8/6/2010 12:12:06 PM
Just to make sure everyone understands, Gingerpeachy is saying one can ELIMINATE about 1000 from this recipe by doing as she says, not that it brings the total calorie count to 1000. Though I calculated calories and found that my total does not equal Betty Crockers’(this may be due to the fact that I am unable to find how many oz. of chopped cashews equal 1 cup and so I just figured the calories on 1c. whole and halves), it came close (4273 vs. 4480). There are many ways to shave off calories in this recipe, but I don’t know how good the cookies would taste: using HeartSmart Bisquick vs. Original saves 150cal.; using egg substitute vs. eggs saves 50cal.; every 1/2c. butter substituted with natural or sugarless applesauce saves 375cal., substituting ALL the butter for applesauce saves 750cal.; and 1/4c. packed brown sugar contains 207cal. so by eliminating it you save... 207cal. If anyone wants to try making ALL of these substitutions and eliminations…please let us all know how they turn out, but they sound just AWFUL!