Friday, December 11, 2009


I heard from Linda over at Don't Poke the Baby that she's having a cookie party tomorrow, and for those whom a trip to the States would necessitate wet feet, she's decided that the cookies can be virtual (geddit?)

My older daughter Minora was going to copy down a diabetic cookie recipe and at the same time post some of her Manga drawings, but she's caught the bugs that are doing the rounds and her own blood sugars are going up and down quicker than the Grand Ole Duke of York's minions.

So I searched through the internet and found a compromise: a diabetic recipe for oatmeal cookies, so you've got something from her, and something that sounds Scottish - so much so that Samule Johnson defined "oats" in his dictionary as "a grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people" - without there being a danger of any terrorists being released from prison.

click to go to the Information about Diabetes websiteWithout further ado, here's the recipe from the Information about Diabetes website. (Please note: recommendations can be different from country to country, so if in doubt please check with your diabetes nurse.)

INGREDIENTSclick here to go to the Information about Diabetes oatmeal cookie recipe

To serve 24:

1/2 cup Margarine, (1 Stick)
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Brown sugar
Dry sugar substitute equal
To 1/4 cup of sugar
1/4 cup Egg, whites
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Black walnut flavoring
1/4 cup Water, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Black or English Walnuts chopped


Cream margarine, sugars and dry sugar substitute
together at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add
egg whites, flavorings, and water, and mix at medium
speed for 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl before
and after adding egg whites, flavorings, and water.
Stir flour, baking powder, salt, oatmeal and walnuts
together to blend, and add to creamy mixture. Mix to
blend. Drop dough by 1 1/2 T onto cookie sheets that
have been sprayed with pan spray or lined with
aluminum foil. Press each cookie down lightly with the
back of a tablespoon dipped in color water. Bake at
350 for 12 to 14 minutes, or until cookies are lightly
browned. Remove them to a wire rack and cool to room
to temperture. Yield: 24 Food exchanges per serving: 1
Fat: 6g, CHO: 15g, PRO: 3g, NA 120 mg, Cholesterol: 0

Desserts for Diabetics by Mabel Cavaiani, R.D.

Shared by: Kathleen's recipe swap page - email

I'm hoping Minora will be a bit better tomorrow, and will be able to upload one of her Manga drawings. Linda, I hope your real and virtual cookie parties go really well together - give my best wishes to Pam!


  1. Hope all are well in your household very soon! Mine had fever, sore throat & vomiting for a couple days, and that was it. Hope yours is quick, too.

    My daughter is looking forward to comparing Manga with yours!

  2. I'm sorry to hear that: when I go to the hospital to visit my friend, I have to go through a line of people giving out leaflets saying there's an outbreak of winter vomiting virus.

    I think my daughter will love to swap Manga (or whatever its called) with yours!

    Are you going to Linda's cookie party - in reality or virtually?

  3. Linda's swap got canceled. I wasn't up to it, anyway - it's a cold, grey, drizzly day and I've been a bit down; done almost nothing all day but sit with a cup of tea and a volume of Edith Wharton (not ghost stories). Sigh. It's supposed to clear up in a day or two.

  4. I'm sorry to hear about the weather and your mood; I hope both look up soon.

  5. It's still wet and quite dreary here. sigh....

  6. Same down here; my good friend has died, and I can't get the cat in because he's afraid of the dog. It's freezing...

  7. Prof. Calculus? I'm sorry to hear that - I'd not realized it was as bad as that. God bless you all.

  8. Thanks, Pam. We hadn't realised how serious it was either. God bless you all too.


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