Modified Idiot Cookies

A modified recipe. The original recipe can be found in the Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook.
The sugar substitute used no-calorie sweetener made with sucrose and malodexterin. I calculate it to have about 1/8 as many carbs as normal granulated sugar.
This is two times the recipe. Feel free to halve the measurements given.

Contains oats, which may contain gluten.
Contains margarine, a dairy product, and may contain milk.
May contain peanut butter, which is made from peanuts.
May contain coconut.

Modified Idiot Cookies:
1 cup margarine or butter
1 cup milk or almond milk ~ 12 carbs for normal milk, 1 carb for almond milk
1 1/2 cups sugar ~ 288 carbohydrates
1 1/2 cups sugar substitute ~ 36 carbs
14 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder ~ 42 carbs

Boil together while stirring for 1 minute, turn off heat, and stir in:

2 cups smooth, unsweetened and unsalted peanut butter (used above) or 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut or a mixture of both ~ 112 carbs for 2 cups of peanut butter, 64 carbs for 2 cups of unsweetened coconut
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 cups quick-cooking oats ~ 324 carbs


Scoop out with a tablespoon measure or small ice cream scoop and place on waxed paper to cool.


Store in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.

Total carbohydrates:
832 carbs with full peanut butter and normal milk
773 carbs with plain, unsweetened almond milk and coconut
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Sapphire Sebright
Sapphire Sebright is a keeper of chickens and guinea fowl. She clucks frequently, makes guinea fowl noises less frequently, rarely quacks, even more rarely screams like a peacock, and sometimes imitates the whinnying call of a Pileated Woodpecker. Is beginning to enjoy imitating the cooing of doves.
Frequently calls chickens "chooks," "chookens," "chickies," or "chookies," and sometimes calls guinea fowl "gin-gins" or "guinea-gin-gins."
Has a large repertoire of sweet recipes, many of which were thrown together on the fly or are modified versions of existing recipes. Few recipes she cooks remain unchanged in some way.
While not a nutritionist, she posts the carbohydrate counts to go with her recipes, and can calculate the calories if one asks her to.

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