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 was looking for a good bar cookie to add to my cookie tray that was suitable for Redneck Epicurean who was diabetic. We were partners in a holiday cookie swap and I was in awe of her cheerfulness even when she was in tremendous pain. She loved them and in her honor I am renaming this bar for her. Combining coconuts and walnuts with a faint hint of maple really appealed to me so I decided to give it a try as well as posting here for others as well as for future reference. According to the source this bar has 126 cal., 2 g pro., 10 g carbo., 9 g fat, 27 mg chol., 141 mg sodium.
This is a neat little recipe I found in a lower carb cookbook. These are soft little puffs with a light and crispy bottom. Don't make the mistake my 4 year old did, though. The batter is awful! Wait until they are cooked!
When I saw these on the Splenda mailer I get in my email, I had to save it. These remind me SO much of a lemon pie. Not a chiffon fluffy lemon pie, but the ones that kinda resemble jello. Those are my favorite kind of lemon pie. I cannot wait to try them!
Diabetic exchange info: serving size: 1 2x2 square (yeah, right!), 11 g. carbohydrates, 110 calories, 0 g sugar,exchange is 1 starch 1 fat. Sounds like a winner to me!
This is heavily adapted from a recipe I found in a great cookbook called "Sweet and Natural" by Janet Warrington. The dates add enough sweetness that you don't need sugar. This is not a super fudgy or super sweet cookie. But it is a nice little drop cookie when you want something tasty and relatively healthy!
This is an old recipe from Elswet's mother. We have no idea where it came from, but the family name was McQueen. ;) This is the diabetic version. The alternate ["normal"] ingredients are listed as comments.