Friday, May 10, 2013

Pin It/Do It #3 - Lemon Fluff Freezer Cookies

One of my duties at work is to oversee the wellness program.  As part of that program, we had a healthy eating/exercise/weight loss competition during February and March.  One of the goals of the program was for the group as a whole - 30 participants - to lose 4% of their combined body weight.  And me made it!  We lost 283 pounds.  As a reward, I promised a healthy lunch for all participants.  When it came time to schedule the caterer, you should have seen the looks I got when I said "healthy, low-cal, low-fat".  And every bid returned with blah baked chicken and steamed vegetables.  That's exactly why people cringe at eating healthy!

So, I decided to do it myself.  I've cooked for 30 people before - piece of cake!  It turned into more of an ordeal than I anticipated, but that was mostly lack of planning on my part. Overall, it was a success.  Here is the menu I served:

Chicken Tacos:

  • tortilla
  • shredded, seasoned chicken
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion 
  • low-fat cheese
  • salsa

Apple-Cabbage Slaw from Taste of Home

Pina Colada Fruit Salad from All Recipes

And Lemon Fluff Freezer Cookies for Pin #3 for the May Pin It/Do It Challenge.
Recipe from Keri at Shaken Together
 100 Calorie Lemon Fluff Refrigerator Cookies

2 bags Newton Fruit Thins (30 cookies each) - Lemon Crisp flavor
1 small tub of Lite Cool Whip  
1 cup cold skim milk
1 small box (3.4 oz) sugar-free, fat-free instant lemon pudding mix
1 teaspoon of lemon zest (optional but SO yummy)
Whisk together pudding mix and skim milk; allow to set for 30 seconds.  Gently fold in Lite Cool Whip and lemon zest, incorporating the pudding thoroughly.  Place in a piping bag fit with a large star tip.  Pipe approximately 2 tablespoons of lemon fluff filling on one cookie and place another cookie on top, pressing slightly.  Repeat until all cookies are filled.  Place in freezer until filling is set - at least one hour.  

Yield:  30 cookies

My store didn't have the Lemon Crisp flavored cookies so I used Blueberry Brown Sugar Newton Fruit Thins - still delicious!   I also didn't have a piping bag, but a zip lock bag with one corner snipped worked fine.  Be sure you get the zip lock portion actually zipped.  Not saying anything went awry - just a good idea to double check that. *wink*

They were a hit with the crew at work and I think they'll also be a hit with grandsons when they come to visit later this summer.


  1. Yummy food! Thanks for the links and I love everything lemon these days.

  2. Great recipes!!! You made this project very fun and very informative and it was a huge success! That's a lot of weight loss!

  3. What a great meal you came up with - don't you wonder why more companies couldn't come up with something easily? The cookies sound delicious!

  4. Seems like everytime I use a pastry bag or ziploc bag I have something go awry. Shhh. ;) So glad that your meal was a success! I know you were worried.