The key for cookies for Lani and me is no artificial sweeteners for her and no sugar for me. This makes finding a cookie recipe difficult but we found this one at Cooks.com, and then I fiddled with it a little. These are never going to win the Prettiest Cookie Prize, but each one has a glycemic load of 4, so I can eat two of these with tea at night with Lani and not spike my blood sugar above 140.* And Lani can eat them without getting sick because the sweetener is in the applesauce. I think it’s a stretch to call any cookie “healthy,” but this one won’t kill me or my sister, and it tastes very good with tea or milk. In fact, we both prefer it to the chocolate chip variation of this recipe, since the raisins we use are chocolate covered but are also juicier than chips. Best of both worlds.
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Lani and I were in the living room the other day:
ME: I’m getting discouraged. I can’t eat anything, I can’t smell anything, and pretty soon I’m not going to be able to see anything. This sucks.
LANI: You don’t know that. You can do anything. I bet you don’t lose your sight at all. And you can eat lots of stuff, you’re making all those new recipes–
ME: Oh, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. Are you ever not chipper? Is there ever a time you’re not upbeat and happy? DOES THE CHIPPERNESS NEVER END?
ALASTAIR (on the other side of the living room giving sub-q to our terminal dog): Snerk.
LANI: Okay, FINE. YOU’RE GONNA GO BLIND AND NEVER EAT CHOCOLATE CHIPS AGAIN!
ME: THE HELL I AM. I’M JENNIFER GODDAMN CRUSIE AND I CAN DO ANYTHING!
LANI: Oh. That does work better.
ME: Yeah. I”m not sure what that says about me, though.
ALASTAIR (still on the other side of the living room giving sub-q to our terminal dog): Snerk.
Thank God I have sisters. And Alastair.
So I’m getting a handle on the whole diabetes thing, experimenting to see what works and what doesn’t. Along the way, I’ve been developing this cookie recipe that is so healthy it practically has nine out of ten doctors recommending it on TV . . . until I put in the chocolate chips. Of course, the reason I want them is the chocolate chips, not the whole wheat flour and oatmeal and the banana and the pecans–no, wait, I want the pecans–but after careful experimentation, I knew I could have one, possibly two with tea without spiking my blood sugar.
So yesterday I had six.