Ever watched Real Housewives of New York City? Or…I guess just watched or looked at any entertainment anything and you’ve probably seen her. Bethenny Frankel is the single skinny Housewife that is a natural chef. Guilty pleasure, I watch the show sometimes and think her sarcasm is hilarious. When I saw she was coming out with a book, Naturally Thin, I was hoping there’d be recipes! I already eat pretty much like she suggests, just more than she does. I’ve made these quite a few times and let me tell you, do not use the Silpat! It makes for flatter softer cakey cookies. She suggests using wax paper and really, it’s the only way to go. With wax paper, the cookies didn’t spread and they have a nice crunch on the top. They’re still more cakey cookies, but hey, they’re a healthied-up version and it’s something I feel good about giving to my toddler, who loves them. He’s getting taller now so he tends to get on his tippy toes when I’m not looking and steal them. I have to remember to push them further away from the edge now. This recipe only makes 10 big cookies which will probably be gone in no time if you’ve got someone to share them with.
Recipe found here – though the recipe in the book that I actually made is a little different from this version.