I consider Oreos the pinnacle of chocolate sandwich cookies. If you read a recipe that calls for “chocolate sandwhich cookies,” you pretty much know the recipe is asking for Oreos but that they just can’t print the brand name.
I thought it would be pretty hard to find a substitute for Oreos because, let’s face it, for all their artificial-ness, they’re good. Really good.
But I’ve found a cookie that tastes just as good - if not better than - Oreos and has WAY less fat.
If you’ve never heard of Kinnitoos cookies, get acquainted:
Image via pickygourmet.net.
Yeah, I know, the name is kinda strange. No clue where it comes from. Not important. The important part is that not only are these cookies gluten-free (bonus!), but they have less calories and way less fat than Oreos.
Oreos: 160 calories, 7g of fat in 3 cookies
Kinnitoos: 150 calories, 4.5g of fat in 3 cookies
Image via ehow.co.uk.
There’s definitely a clear winner here. And Kinnitoos cookies are sold in a lot of major grocery chains, so they’re not some obscure brand that you have to go hunting to find.
And if you’re REALLY looking to get crazy with your cookies, make Kinnitoos cookies into mini ice cream sandwiches. Just pull apart and put on a scoop of fat-free ice cream. Fast, easy, and definitely doesn’t taste diet.