“Who brought those oatmeal cookies, – the ones with the cranberries?”

“I did,” I sheepishly answered. I’d been the one to bring Bult’s Virtually Fat-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to the church social following the service, except I’d substituted cranberries for the raisins. I was trying a new, healthy cookie recipe, and boy were these cookies healthy. Too healthy in my opinion. Bult says the cookies are virtually fat-free, and I went looking for that virtual fat but never found it. Bult had done what my friend who has difficulty digesting fat does; Bult substituted applesauce for the butter. As a result, the cookies tasted fruity and sweet.

As I placed them on the church’s serving tray, I gave everyone nearby my disclaimer. I warned them that these were healthy oatmeal cookies. “Taste them at your own risk,” I said, “So healthy, they’re sure to add a minute to your life.”

“Oh, my husband wouldn’t like that,” a friend teased. “But I really like these cookies so I’m eating them anyway.”

“Yes, I like them too,” another friend agreed. “And I’ll take that extra minute.”

And that got me thinking. What would I do if one extra minute was added to my life?” Keep reading for my thoughts and Bult’s virtually fat-free oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.

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