When I was the Diabetic cooking forum host for Zaar, I searched through the database for cookies with low fat and low carb nutritional numbers collecting them into this cookbook. Some have sugar but please, please note the nutritional numbers and the serving sizes. With education and a little bit of planning, we can all live with this disease without feeling left out.
These moist yummy cookies are great for kids' lunches, afterschool snacks or just for having on hand for your sweet cravings. If you don't have pumpkin, you can use cooked, pureed squash. They freeze beautifully so make a double or triple batch!
I love layered bar cookies and this one appealed to me because the use beaten egg whites instead of the more common condensed milk looked quite interesting. The resulting cookie is a soft thin blondie-like bar with with a gooey layer of chocolate topped with a crispy shell.
Yummy and perfect on holiday cookie trays but are good any day of the year. Be sure to use the green pistachio's! (that is if you can find then). The recipe claims to make 84 pieces, this only makes 84 cookies in my dreams, but thats the story of my life. In my world you'll get a lot less but your yield will really depend on the size you want the cookies to be.
These are a slight variation of a lovely cookie from a great diabetic cookbook called "Sweet & Natural: Desserts without sugar, honey, molasses or artificial sweetner" by Janet Warrington. I found this cookbook at a thrift store and have been meaning to try something from it. This is my first try. The original recipe lists carob powder as an optional ingredient. I decided to use it, but had to use cocoa powder as that was what I had. So feel free to leave it off. When you look at these cooled cookies the dates look like chocolate chips and my kids were slightly dissapointed when they realized they were fruit, but the enjoyed these a lot. A nice little fruity cookie which is quite sweet without any added sugar. Also, if you have over-ripe bananas which have not been frozen feel free to use those. I just have a bunch of bananas in my freezer.
I was searching for something sugar-free to take to a bake sale, and came across a recipe similar to this online. This is my modified version of that recipe. These sold quickly at the bake sale! They have a granola-like appearance and are soft and chewy. A little cinnamon added in might be good, too.
This recipe was on a box of "Hodgson Mill Oat Bran Cereal". What wonderful cookies! Chewy, filling, high fiber...and oat to boot. Lower cholesterol here we come. I also used 1/4 cup applesauce for 1/4 cup margarine to lower fat. They were super easy to mix and are sturdy enough to travel well (I mailed some to an avid fan!). Hope you enjoy.
These are delicious and just like the old "Fig Newtons" I remember from when I was a kid. Recipe comes from a very old tattered cookie book that no longer has a cover that belonged to my Mom. They were always a treat around Christmas time.