Cookie Swap 2018!

Are they perfect? Nope.
Are they all the exact same size/shape? Nope.

But they taste good and they didn’t bring about 1 single mishap or meltdown while I made them.

Historically, baking gets the best of me due to its precise nature… so that these edible babes are tasty and didn’t trip me up, we’re calling it a win! 🙌🏼

Some people do complicated cookies but I’m not one of them!

Do you like to bake?

Sweet Treat Saturday – Almond Butter Banana Cookies

Cookies.

I love them. I never really did, save for a few specific ones, until Diabetes crossed my path. And then suddenly, cookies, everywhere. And I wanted more, of all of them.

What’s a girl to do!? Well, for starters, exercise some self control. But in addition to that, it really helped me to do some searching for cookie recipes that I could enjoy without too much guilt.

Yes, it’s true… there ARE healthier cookies out there!

This recipe is one of them, and they are delicious! It’s only 5 ingredients (I personally shy away from things that have tons of ingredients – I am a simple girl!), no added sugars, and give you some healthy fats and fibers!

It’s awesome to have a treat you can enjoy, but as the recipe advises, don’t eat them all in one sitting! 😉

Almond Butter Banana Cookies

Saturday Snacks – Diabetes-Friendly Coconut Macaroons

Ahhh macaroons… one of the greatest concoctions ever. As far back as I can remember, someone has always made them for my Mom’s annual cookie swap. Back when I was a child (you know, many many many moons ago!), I wasn’t too big on many cookies. But with these things, I could do some serious damage!

My best friend also makes an amazing, mouthwatering macaroon (though I am not positive on how diabetes-friendly it is). This is a recipe that makes the macaroon a little more diabetic-friendly (but of course, exercise moderation and self control!)

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Diabetic-Friendly Coconuts Macaroons

  • 2 ¾ cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup stevia blend
  • 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 egg whites

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all cookie ingredients. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cookies are slightly browned at the edges. Allow to cool. Melt chocolate with butter. Drizzle over the cookies.

Nutritional Information per Cookie:

75 Calories  6.5 g Fat  0.5 mg Cholesterol 21 mg Sodium  7 g Carbohydrate  4.5 g Fiber  1 g Protein