Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cream Cheese Cookies!

This is a new recipe that I found, and it was delicious! Instead of putting sugar free jam in the center I put sugar free chocolate chips.

Another idea if you don't want to use sugar free jam is to sprinkle some fruit flavored crystal light packets on the cookies (it was pretty good!).  Just don't use too much or your cookies will be very tart!

Carbquik Recipe: Cream Cheese Cookies

2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
4 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup Splenda
2 eggs yolks, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups Carbquik
3/4 tsp. salt (unless salted butter is used)
Sugar free jam..(raspberry, apricot, strawberry) OR a pecan half

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Place the butter, cream cheese, and sweetener into a bowl and mix until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the yolks and vanilla, and mix to combine. Then add the Carbquik and the salt and mix well until everything is incorporated.
To form cookies, use a regular teaspoon and then roll into balls with your hands and place on an ungreased cookie sheet or on parchment paper. Then flatten each ball with your fingers until a little disk is formed..About 1/2 inch..Then on top of each disk make a little dent with your finger and fill with the sugar free jam.. Not too much..OR you can put a pecan half in that little dent.
Bake for about 12-16 minutes, watching carefully..The bottoms will turn slightly brown, but the tops won\'t. Remove from the oven and let sit in the pan to cool for about 10 minutes. CAREFULLY remove them from the pan onto a wire rack to cool. They are very tender, so they will be firmer the cooler they are.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Simply Low Carb

My low carb guru (AKA my sister Beth) has started her own business!!  She has started SLC Simply low Carb!  She has her own website for her products, you can check it out here.  She has come up with her own delicious recipes for:
  • Granola
  • Macaroons
  • Brownies
  • Carmel Delights
Not only are all of these low carb, but she went the extra mile and also made them gluten free and vegan.  You should really take a minute and check out her website and foods.  You can order straight from her website too.

Trust me, I've tried these foods and they are soooo freaking yummy! And something that's especially great about her treats is that there's not a ton of sugar alcohol in them.  Usually when you find a really great low carb dessert it has a ton of sugar alcohol.  Even though sugar alcohol doesn't effect your net carbs, if you eat too much of it, then you may get a case of the cha-cha's... Nobody likes de cha-cha's.  Also, if you eat too much sugar alcohol, you can effect your weight loss and slow it down (at least I've found that in my experience). But, SLC barely has any sugar alcohol!! Hooray!

Check it out and enjoy!!