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.
I got this as a diabetic cookie recipe many years ago from the Toronto Star. Because they are rather soft and cakey, I like to bake them in madeleine pans. They are very good, even if you are not diabetic give them a try. Do not overbake them, or they may be dry.
These macaroons are made with almond paste rather than coconut, for those who either cannot eat sweetened coconut or don't like it (it also reduces the carbohydrate count so this recipe could be good for diabetics).
This is adapted from one of my Great Grandmother's recipes, taken from a notebook of my Grandmothers. It was not the first recipe I tried from it as I thought they looked plain and dull. How wrong! These are tasty and easy to make; ideal for our two-person household since the recipe makes modest quantities.
I used the heart smart Honey Almond Biscotti as a base mixture for experimentation and came up with these guys. A yummy lemon fix for calorie counters. Tip: I found fine ground almonds in the bulk aisle in Save On Foods. The 3/4 cup dried cranberries can be substituted with whole or ground almonds, or diced candied ginger, or whatever you like, really.
Stevia is a South American herb that is virtually calorie-free and hundreds of times sweeter than table sugar (which is why you only need 2 tsp in a recipe that might need a 2 cups of sugar). You can probably find it at your local health food store and I know Trader Joe's carries it with their baking goods. This recipe is from "Stevia Sweet Recipes" by Jeffrey Goettemoiller and I got it from www.rochestergoodfood.com.