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How Much Is Cookie and How Much is Creme?

Materials:

  • 1 bag of Oreo Cookies (if you wish to extend this project -- Is Double Stuf really Double Stuf? -- buy a bag of Double Stuf cookies also.)
  • 2 equal size bowls
  1. Twist open each oreo cookie
  2. Carefully scrape ALL the creme from the inside of the cookie and place in a one bowl. Put the cookies into the other bowl.
  3. When you are done, measure each bowl. How much creme did you have? How much cookie?
  4. The measure the height of the cremeless cookies and put the creme into a measuring cup. How high were the cookies? How many cups of creme did you have?

Compare this to double stuf. You will need the same amount of cookies -- so be prepared to buy an extra bag. Scrape off the creme and then compare your double stuf measurement to your regular cookie creme. Is there really twice as much? Hmmm -- let me know! jwagner@crossroadsschool.org (get a jump start on next year's project by doing the double stuf challenge)

Compare and Contrast Cookies

Here is a listing of the Nutritional Value in a 20 oz bag of Oreo Original Sandwich Cookies:

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 160 ****
  • Calories from Fat 60 ****
  • Total Fat 7 g 11%
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g 7%
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
  • Sodium 220 mg 9%
  • Carbohydrate 24 g 8%
  • Fiber 1 g 4%
  • Sugars 13 g ****
  • Protein 2 g ****
  • Vitamin A **** 0%
  • Vitamin C **** 0%
  • Iron **** 8%
  • Calcium **** 0%

Now find another brand of cookies and compare nutrional values. If each regular serving of OREOS is 3 cookies, then divide 3 into each of the values to see what each cookie is worth. Also, what would be the nutritional count if you ate 10 cookies, 20 cookies, or the entire bag!