I am now very conscious about food that I buy/consume these days after reading all that essay. So when I was in the supermarket yesterday and spotted a tin a Danish butter cookies, I was almost tempted to put that in my trolley when I saw the label "Sugar Free". Immediately all the red flags came up. Something is really wrong here. How can butter cookies be sugar free? Without even looking at the ingredient list, I chucked it right back to the shelf. But what made me interested in getting that tin of "cookies" was the assortment it had: choc chip cookies, oatmeal cookies and apple cinnamon cookies. Interesting!
Unwilling to deny myself a treat, I picked up my Baking Illustrated and found the recipe for this cookie. They are absolutely delicious and had a wonderful texture. This is the first time I have ever made and eaten oatmeal cookies and I must say that I like it very much. Although lots of butter goes into it, but I think it is still more natural than those "sugar free" ones.
The recipe yielded quite alot of dough and I doubt that we would be able to finish everything before they are taken over by the mould. So I froze about two-third of the dough. I have no idea how the frozen ones will turn out compared to this and will post the result when I do bake them eventually.