🔕 🔔

My Basket ()

All questions

A question about a recipe: Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies

2e3b0fa4 0341 408b ba8a 628c43a1b726  2016 0912 magical marvelous memorable cookies alpha smoot 314

I have a question about the recipe "Magical Marvelous Memorable Cookies" from drbabs. I just signed on Food52. Why not list the Nutrition Facts: Total Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Carbs., Fiber, Sugars, Protein etc. listing. Please include this important information so folks can make educated choices.

asked by Sandkim over 2 years ago
5 answers 2704 views
Cbfb27ea 071f 4941 9183 30dce4007b50  merrill
Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 2 years ago

Welcome! We are a community site, and 98% of our recipes come from home cooks. Asking all of our members to provide nutritional information for their recipes just isn't practical. (For more about our general philosophy on cooking and eating, go here: https://food52.com/about). There are many great online tools for calculating the nutritional info of recipes -- we encourage you to use them!

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

Merrill types faster than I do. :0)

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

Most of these recipes are posted by home cooks. Even most professional chefs would not have access or desire to put their recipes through a calculator. Luckily, such calculators are available to everyone, so you can easily calculate the nutrition facts yourself. If you Google, you will pull up many options. Some are website based, some are software that you download. I think some even allow you to store recipes, but don't hold me to that one.

94ff4163 13ec 407a a53b 792c87641e55  fsm

trampledbygeese is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

I really like the free site called Calorie Count. You can enter in the whole recipe and it breaks it down based on how many servings. Not just calories, but nutritional information as well. It's a bit outdated and over simplistic on what it considers healthy. For example, it fails to take into account the health benefits of some animal products, preferring margarine over butter or olive oil, but on the whole, it's a good starting point.

E4b7660b f3f6 4873 bd6d 2130a16403fb  img 1088

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 2 years ago

Welcome, Sandkim, and thanks for your interest in my recipe. Just for grins, I put it into calorie count. I assumed 24 cookies. This is not an exact calculation because the recipe is so flexible, but it will give you a rough estimate:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 37 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g10%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 94mg3%
Total Carbohydrates 23.8g8%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugars 16.3g
Protein 2.3g
Vitamin A 3% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% • Iron 4%
Nutrition Grade C-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Let's Keep in Touch!

Get the recipes and features that have us talking, plus first dibs on events and limited-batch products.

(Oh, and $10 off your order of $50 or more in the Food52 Shop, too.)

Please enter a valid email address.