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.
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.
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.
Although I am not diabetic, when looking for desserts or baked goods, I frequently find myself reading Diabetic Living. I love the emphasis on complex carbohydrates and higher fiber ingredients well suited to my own approach to eating. Preparation does not include 1 hour chilling time. 2 cookies is 1 WW point; .5 carb exchange, .5 carb choices.
Legal cookies that taste good! I enjoy making biscotti and lemon is one of my favorite things so this is a double winner in my book. It says that it will make 36 but I can't seem to get that many. *EDIT*, I have changed the yield to a more realistic 25. *wink*
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.
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 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.
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 biscotti like German cookie first appeared in a local diabetic cookbook. I found it on the Internet and was intrigued by the idea of broiling the baked cookie instead of a second baking. If you are not diabetc, the fructose can be replaced with sugar. This untried recipe is being submitted for 'Zaar World Tour.
These are very healthy. When I make them I usually eat a large square for breakfast, and then eat a few squares every few hours as snacks. They actually taste like dessert, but they're healthy enough to eat for a meal. This is a revised recipe that I got from the back of Seven in the Morning cereal.
I seen these cookies made on TV. She used splenda and a lower fat margarine also organic ingredients whenever possible. If using regular shortening, decrease the flour by 1/2 cup and use level teaspoon of baking powder& soda.