Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website Weelicious.com, a 2010 Babble Blog of the Year. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and The Doctors, and in People, Parents, Lucky, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. A former model and television host, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
What pre-packaged treat do you most remember your mother buying you as a child? Graham crackers? Oroes? Fig Newtons? I love me a cookie outta the box as much as the next gal, but I’m wary when I read the listed ingredients and can’t pronounce half of them. I have set myself to the task of recreating some store-bought favorites so we can all enjoy the sweet goodness of these treats without all the unpronounceable and unhealthy stuff! Click through the gallery for copycat recipes for animal crackers, Vanilla Wafers and more!
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When I started thinking about making a healthier, less sugar-filled, homemade version of Fig Newtons
I was a bit intimidated. It just didn't seem like a recipe that would be easy to pull off in a home kitchen.
Well, I was wrong. Totally wrong. In fact, in the same amount of time it takes to make a simple batch of chocolate chip cookies, I made these decadently rich bars, filled with sweet fig and tucked inside a tender whole wheat cookie.
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