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Healthy Cookie Recipes

Even if you’re working hard to get your body in better shape than ever before, there are always going to be those days when you just need a simple cookie to make it all better. What’s more, though, is that the little ones in your life are certain to appreciate a good cookie now and then, even if you want it to be a bit healthier. Luckily, there are a number of fairly healthy cookie recipes out there. Here are just a few to consider. Molasses Cookies: For this one, you’ll need 2 tablespoons of ground flax, an egg white, a banana, a cup of whole wheat flour, a cup of oats, ½ cup of molasses, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of ground ginger, and a teaspoon of baking soda. Start by preheating your oven to 350. Combine your flax and egg white. Set it aside, and mash a banana in a different bowl. Add the flour and oats, then mix it well. Add your flax/egg white mixture as well as Read more

Grilled Dessert Ideas

Few things say “summer” quite like firing up the grill, and while it makes perfect sense for that delicious piece of meat or that side dish, not very many people use it for the final course – dessert. Grilled desserts, though, are amazing, and it’s a great way to keep the kitchen cool in the heat of summer. Here are a few ideas you may want to consider. Grilled Pound Cake with Espresso Chocolate Sauce – From Better Homes and Gardens, this recipe makes the most of the word dessert. You need two tablespoons of boiling water, a tablespoon of instant espresso, ¾ cup of whipping cream, one tablespoon of light corn syrup, eight ounces of semisweet chocolate, a sixteen ounce prepared pound cake, ¼ cup of orange juice, a cup of whipping cream, and ½ cup of pistachio nuts. Start by combining the water and espresso powder in a bowl. Set it aside. In a pan, combine ¾ cup of whipping Read more

Diabetic-Friendly Dessert Options

People with diabetes have to be very careful about what they eat, and since almost 24 million Americans have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, that means a lot of us have to be concerned with what we put into our bodies.  Having diabetes means many things; for some it means taking a medication, for others, it means monitoring blood sugar levels or injecting insulin.  What it does not mean, however, is that your life has to be any less rich – or tasty.  While you can buy sugar free cookies in most stores, here are some ideas for diabetic-friendly desserts that the whole family can enjoy. New York Style Cheesecake Cheesecake is the anti-diet food, isn’t it?  It can be.  This creamy dessert is very rich, but the recipe can be modified to make it more health friendly for diabetics.  This recipe is from DiabeticGourmet: Crust: 1 ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs ¼ Splenda, granulated ¼ Read more

Mother's Day Cupcakes

Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to take time out and recognize all the wonderful mothers in the world.  Whether you are celebrating your mother, your children’s mother, or another mother-figure in your life, it can be challenging to find the perfect gift.  This year, give her something that shows you care enough to spend time, not money, to make her the perfect gift.  Mother's Day Cookies are nice, but you can get more creative with cupcakes! Cupcakes are the ideal dessert or sweet party treat for mom to enjoy.  Try these Mother’s Day cupcakes – but be careful, you may be starting a tradition! A Flower forMom This is guaranteed to be the most delicious flower you ever give, and it is a quick and easy project for children who want to take part. You’ll need: Vanilla frosting Food coloring Your favorite cupcake recipe or mix (need 7 cupcakes for one flower) Sanding Read more

Fastest Types of Cookies to Bake

That bake sale hit you faster than you expected, didn’t it? If you need a recipe that’s as quick as it is easy, here are a few of the most popular. Don’t worry – they’re delicious too! Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies – From Betty Crocker These are a fast way to your favorite. To get started, you’ll need a half cup of softened butter, ¾ cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, an egg, 2 ¾ cups of Bisquick baking mix, and a cup of semisweet chocolate chips. Heat your oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and egg. Add the Bisquick and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet. Bake for eight minutes! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookies – From Fine Cooking It takes some time to make cookies in your oven. In your waffle iron, though, you could have hot cookies in a flash. They look adorable too. You’ll need ½ cup of Read more