Maple Brown Sugar Cookies

cookies recipes May 19, 2020

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar + 3 tbsp. white sugar (mixed together)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a small pan, heat the butter over medium-low heat, swirling the pan often until the mixture becomes a light golden brown. Immediately remove from heat and allow to cool until semi-solid and soft. (Note: I quickly cooled my brown butter by pouring it into a large mixing bowl and placing it in the freezer for ten minutes).
  • Cream together the butter and 1 3/4 cups dark brown sugar until smooth.
  • Add egg + egg yolk, vanilla, and maple syrup, and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  • Roll tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough in the...
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Honey Spice Cookies

cookies holiday honey recipes May 19, 2020

Honey spice cookies

 

This cookie recipe is delicious and right in with the flavors of the season! With the clove and allspice, this cookie is reminiscent from fall through the Christmas season. For those who are keeping sugars down (we all should be), I used a combination of turbinado sugar (sugar that is less refined and still contains some molasses) and monk fruit in the raw. Using the less processed version of sugar is better for the flavor and our health! Enjoy!

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

12 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1⁄2 cup packed (4 oz.) turbinado sugar (or ¼ Cup turbinado + ¼ C Monk Fruit in the raw)

2 tbsp. honey

1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. ground ginger

1⁄2 tsp. ground allspice

1⁄2 tsp. ground cloves

2 cups (9 oz.) all-purpose  gluten free flour, plus more for dusting

1⁄3 cup finely chopped hazelnuts

1 tsp. salt

 

Heat the oven to 375°. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat together...

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High Protein Breakfast Cookies

High Protein Breakfast Cookies

1/2 Cup Nut or Seed Butter

1 T Chia flour (or ground chia seeds)

1T warm water

3 ½ T Xylitol or Erythritol

1 T arrowroot, potato or tapioca starch (for a soft cookie) OR 2 T for a harder cookie

¼ t baking powder

1/8 t liquid stevia (optional)

Pinch of salt

2 T Cacao Nibs (optional)
3 T sunflower seeds (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a small baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a cup or bowl mix together the chia and water. Stir in with the nut or seed butter in a larger bowl. Add in the Sugar, Starch, Vanilla, Salt, Baking Powder, Stevia and your optional ingredients.
  3. Divide dough into two portions. Shape the dough into the size and shape of a hamburger patty. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 18-20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool completely before removing from baking sheet. (to speed up this process place cookie sheet in the freezer.)

Option: Use 1/2 T of Chia and only 1/2 T of starch if you want to limit starch/sugar intake.

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Almond Butter Cookies

 

This Almond Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips recipe is one of the better flour less cookies I’ve made or tried. You have to watch to not over bake and they do firm up a bit as they cool. You can use regular sugar, too, but I like to try and minimize the amount of sugars in my kids’ diet. I have made a 3 ingredient PB Cookie recipe I got from my neighbor a while back but wanted to make something a little different and this is what I came up with last night while getting lunches ready.

 Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 C Creamy Almond Butter

1 egg

1/4 t vanilla

1 C Erythritol and 1/2 t Stevia Glycerite OR 1/2 C Truvia Baking Blend (no maltodextrin)

1 t baking soda

1/2 C Chocolate Chips (for Dairy Free, use Enjoy Life Chocolate chips) – optional

 

 Directions

Mix in almond butter (make sure it is well-stirred before using), egg and vanilla. Blend. Add erythritol and stevia (or other option) and baking soda. Mix batter well until thoroughly...

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{Holiday} Monster Cookie Bars

Ok, so these aren't so much a holiday monster bar as Monster Bar Cookies with holiday-colored candies in them. Since baking is not really my thing, that's good enough for me.

These bars are easy- you only need one large bowl- and some simple ingredients. There is definitely sugar in these but no flour- gluten free otherwise! I have made them with sugar alternatives (Erythritol and Stevia) but when you're bringing something to share at a party, you don't want to bring something that could potentially cause digestive upset. You gotta know your audience... So, here's the simple, gooey, {holiday} Monster Cookie Bar recipe. 

Ingredients

4 eggs

1 1/2 C Sugar

1 C Brown Sugar

3/4 t Salt

1 T Vanilla

16oz jar natural peanut butter

5 T butter

2 1/2 t baking soda 

5 Cups Gluten Free old fashioned oats

1 C mini holiday M&Ms (or normal for non-holiday times)

1/2 C-1 C Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Directions

Grease Jelly Roll pan generously. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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