A Cookie That Get's You "Going"

by Joanne on August 3, 2009

What’s with the “Going”?   Remember pledging that Fraternity or Sorority and they gave you some funny piece of chocolate?   Yeah…right. Chocolate my foot!   It was EX-LAX! ExlaxMax_48

That wasn’t funny!  Who remembers that? Come on..were you a giver or receiver?  I’d love to hear your story.   😀

Don’t get nervous because I didn’t use “EX-LAX chocolate chips” in these cookies.   The reason for the title is because I simply added dried plums (prunes by any other name) to the recipe.  Don’t start going ohhhhh….yuck…..awful….icky!   Because they are delish and good for you as well!  

Dried Plum(Prune) Facts:  Antioxidant protection.  Provides friendly bacteria to the large intestine which results in maintaining a healthy colon.  In 1/4 cup, offers the following  RDA’s:  Vitamin A=over 15%. Dietary Fiber=over 10%. Potassium For Cardiovascular Health approximately 9%.  All that for only 101 calories.

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The original recipe was from Lovemyphilly  and they did NOT use plums.  They used chopped dates.  I didn’t have any dates so I substituted and the cookies are yummy PLUS fiber.   So grab a cookie and….ah hem …GO!

Fruit and Nut Cookies (original recipe “Fruit and Nut Drops” can be found at LoveMyPhilly)

  • 4 oz PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup packed, dark brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried plums 😉
  • 3/4 cup diced walnuts
  • 1/2 cup candied cherry halves (cut in quarters)

Preheat oven to 375 F.  Beat the cheese, butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add the egg and beat well.  Make a hole in the center of mixture and add the flour, baking soda, salt and mix on low speed until well incorporated.  Stir in fruit and nuts.

Drop by round TBS onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 10 – 12 minutes.  Cool completely before removing from sheet.

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Grab the newspaper and GO… no really, they don’t do that. They’re just good cookies.  Oh Stop!   🙄

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