Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes

August 31, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes with recipes including; Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Stone-Fruit Crostatas with Cream Cheese Crust. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Plus don’t forget to subscribe to the EatingWell Magazine, one of my favorites! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes
Find healthy, delicious dessert recipes including brownies, cakes, cookies, and pie recipes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake
You don’t have to have pumpkin pie to still enjoy pumpkin and spice in a Thanksgiving dessert. Pumpkin helps keep this cake tender and moist while, delicate spices add the classic Thanksgiving flavors………….

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
You’d never know that these delicious gluten-free cookies are made without wheat flour. A blend of gluten-free flour and almond flour—plus butter and brown sugar—gives them a classic chocolate chip cookie flavor and the ideal balance of crispiness and chewiness. Make a batch as a treat for your family or to bring to parties, potlucks and picnics…………

Stone-Fruit Crostatas with Cream Cheese Crust
When you have a hankering for pie, try making crostatas instead. These open-face hand-pies are just right to highlight the sunshine flavor of fresh ripe peaches, nectarines, plums or pluots. Sprinkle a little sugar on top before baking for extra sparkle and crunch. This is a great summer dessert for any party and can even be made ahead…………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Cookie and Dessert Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18044/desserts/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

August 15, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. Even with Diabetes you still enjoy a Delicious and Diabetic Friendly Dessert like MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES. It’s only 100 calories and 9 carbs per serving! You can find this recipe along with all the other Diabetic Friendly Recipes at the Diabetic Gourmet website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

MINI CHOCOLATE MINT CHEESECAKES

Ingredients

1/2 cup crushed gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg or 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/3 cup chocolate chips, melted
1/3 cup chopped creame de menthe mint candy wafers
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened whipped cream

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 325F.
2 – In small bowl, combine crushed cookie crumbs and melted butter.
3 – Press cookie crumb mixture into bottom of individual small tart dishes custard cups or mini muffin cups.
4 – In mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until blended.
5 – Add egg. Blend in melted chocolate, chopped candy, sour cream and vanilla.
6 – Pour evenly over crumbs.
7 -Bake 20 minutes.
8 – Cool. Refrigerate until serving.
9 – Before serving, top with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
NOTES:
Serve a decadent cheesecake to each of your guests at your next dinner party. They’ll be calling you the Host of the Year.

Recipe Yield: Makes 24 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 100
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 55 milligrams
Cholesterol: 25 milligrams
Protein: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
Sugars: 7 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/mini-chocolate-mint-cheesecakes

Double Chocolate Brownies

June 24, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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From the CooksRecipes website its Double Chocolate Brownies. These Brownies are only 105 calories and 10 carbs per serving! You’ll be using Applesauce and Equal to keep those calories and carbs in check. This just one of the many Diabetic Desserts that you can find at the Cooks site. Full selections for Appetizer and Snack Recipes, Beverage and Punch Recipes, Bread Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Entrée Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Salad and Dressing Recipes, Sauce and Condiment Recipes, Side Dish Recipes, and Soup and Chili Recipes. Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Double Chocolate Brownies
Applesauce replaces part of the fat, sweetener all of the sugar, plus you get double the chocolate flavor with both cocoa and chocolate chips—so who can resist these delicious brownies?

Recipe Ingredients:
6 tablespoons stick butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:
1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Spread batter in sprayed 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 brownies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 1 brownie): calories 105; protein 2 g; carbohydrate 10 g; fat 7 g; cholesterol 38 mg; sodium 77 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_brownies_recipe.html

The Saturday Evening Dessert – Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

June 18, 2016 at 5:05 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Saturday Evening Dessert | 2 Comments
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This week’s Saturday Evening Dessert is Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. It’s from the Jennie – O website (https://www.jennieo.com/). Jennie – O not only has healthy and delicious Turkey recipes they have a great selection of side dishes and dessert! Check it out soon and enjoy this wee’k recipe!

 
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Rich, indulgent muffins to top off your Easter brunch.Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients
1½ cups flour
⅓ cup sugar
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped banana
¾ cup chocolate chips
Directions
Heat oven to 400°F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

In bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In bowl, whisk together melted butter, sour cream, egg and vanilla. Stir butter mixture, chopped banana and chocolate chips into flour mixture just until combined. Divide batter among muffin cups.

Bake 20 minutes or until light golden brown.

Nutritional InformationJennie O Make the Switch
Calories 210 Fat 11g
Protein 2g Cholesterol 20mg
Carbohydrates 27g Sodium 180mg
Fiber 1g Saturated Fat 7g
Sugars 13g

https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/975-Banana-Chocolate-Chip-Muffins

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Double Chocolate Brownies

May 17, 2016 at 5:05 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes | 7 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Double Chocolate Brownies. We all get a craving for something sweet from time to time now give in to the urge with this version of Double Chocolate Brownies! Apple Sauce and Sweetner replaces the Sugar to give you a Brownie that’s only 105 calories and 10 carbs per serving. (1 Brownie). You can find this recipe at the CooksRecipes website. Check Cooks for a fantastic selection of Diabetic Recipes, Enjoy! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 

 

Double Chocolate Brownies

Applesauce replaces part of the fat, sweetener all of the sugar, plus you get double the chocolate flavor with both cocoa and chocolate chips—so who can resist these delicious brownies?

Recipe Ingredients:

6 tablespoons stick butter, softenedCooksrecipes 2
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

Beat butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
Spread batter in sprayed 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 brownies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 1 brownie): calories 105; protein 2 g; carbohydrate 10 g; fat 7 g; cholesterol 38 mg; sodium 77 mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_brownies_recipe.html

Diabetic Dish of the Week – Double Chocolate Brownies

November 10, 2015 at 5:54 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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For this week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week it’s Double Chocolate Brownies. This one will please the sweet tooth, it’s 105 calories and 10 carbs per serving. The recipe uses Applesauce which replaces part of the fat. You can find this recipe along with a great selection of healthy and delicious recipe on the Cooksrecipes website. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

 
Double Chocolate Brownies

Double Chocolate BrowniesApplesauce replaces part of the fat, sweetener all of the sugar, plus you get double the chocolate flavor with both cocoa and chocolate chips—so who can resist these delicious brownies?

Recipe Ingredients:

6 tablespoons stick butter, softenedCooksrecipes 2
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

1 – Beat butter, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla until blended. Stir in combined flour, Equal®, chocolate chips, cocoa, baking powder and salt until blended.
2 – Spread batter in sprayed 8-inch square baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 18 to 20 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares.
3 – Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Makes 16 brownies.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe; 1 brownie): calories 105; protein 2 g; carbohydrate 10 g; fat 7 g; cholesterol 38 mg; sodium 77 mg.

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/double_chocolate_brownies_recipe.html

One of America’s Favorites – Chocolate Chip Cookie

August 31, 2015 at 4:56 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

A chocolate chip cookie is a drop cookie that originated in the United States and features chocolate chips as its distinguishing ingredient. The traditional recipe combines a dough composed of butter and both brown and white sugar with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Variations include recipes with other types of chocolate as well as additional ingredients such as nuts or oatmeal.

 
The chocolate chip cookie was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield. She owned the Toll House Inn, in Whitman, Massachusetts, a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s. Her cookbook, Toll House Tried and True Recipes, was first published in 1936 by M. Barrows & Company, New York. The 1938 edition of the cookbook was the first to include the recipe “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie” which rapidly became a favorite cookie in American homes.

 

 

Standard chocolate chip cookie ingredients

Standard chocolate chip cookie ingredients

Ruth Wakefield stated that she deliberately invented the cookie. She said, “We had been serving a thin butterscotch nut cookie with ice cream. Everybody seemed to love it, but I was trying to give them something different. So I came up with Toll House cookie.”

A different version of events says that Wakefield is said to have been making chocolate cookies and on running out of regular baker’s chocolate, substituted broken pieces of semi-sweet chocolate from Nestlé thinking that they would melt and mix into the batter. They did not and the chocolate chip cookie was born.

A still different history of the cookie derives from George Boucher, who was at one time head chef at the Toll House Inn, and his daughter, Carol Cavanagh, who also worked there. Contradicting Nestlé’s claim that Wakefield put chunks of chocolate into cookie dough hoping they would melt, the daughter stated that the owner, already an accomplished chef and author of a cookbook, knew enough about the properties of chocolate to realize it would not melt and mix into the batter while baking.

Boucher said that the vibrations from a large Hobart electric mixer dislodged bars of Nestlé’s chocolate stored on the shelf above the mixer which caused the chocolate to fall into the sugar cookie dough mixing below. He claims to have overcome Wakefield’s impulse to discard the dough as too badly ruined to waste effort baking them, leading to the discovery of the popular combination.

 

 

Every bag of Nestlé chocolate chips sold in North America has a variation (butter vs. margarine is now a stated option) of her original recipe printed on the back.

During WWII, US soldiers from Massachusetts who were stationed overseas shared the cookies they received in care packages from back home with soldiers from other parts of the US. Soon, hundreds of soldiers were writing home asking their families to send them some Toll House cookies, and Wakefield was soon inundated with letters from around the world asking for her recipe. Thus began the nationwide craze for the chocolate chip cookie.

 

 

Although the Nestlé’s Toll House recipe is widely known, every brand of chocolate chips, or “semi-sweet chocolate morsels” in Nestlé parlance, sold in the U.S. and Canada bears a variant of the chocolate chip cookie recipe on its packaging. Almost all baking-oriented cookbooks will contain at least one type of recipe.

Practically all commercial bakeries offer their own version of the cookie in packaged baked or ready-to-bake forms. There are at least three national (U.S./North America) chains that sell freshly baked chocolate chip cookies in shopping malls and standalone retail locations. Several businesses—including Doubletree hotels, Citibank, Aloha, and Midwest Airlines—offer freshly baked cookies to their patrons to differentiate themselves from their competition.

There is an urban legend about Neiman Marcus’ chocolate chip cookie recipe that has gathered a great deal of popularity over the years.

To honor the cookie’s creation in the state, on July 9, 1997, Massachusetts designated the chocolate chip cookie as the Official State Cookie, after it was proposed by a third-grade class from Somerset, Massachusetts.

 
Chocolate chip cookies are commonly made with white sugar; brown sugar; flour; a small portion of salt; eggs; a leavening agent such as baking powder; a fat, typically butter or shortening; vanilla extract; and semi-sweet chocolate pieces. Some recipes also include milk or nuts (such as chopped walnuts) in the dough.

Depending on the ratio of ingredients and mixing and cooking times, some recipes are optimized to produce a softer, chewy style cookie while others will produce a crunchy/crispy style. Regardless of ingredients, the procedure for making the cookie is fairly consistent in all recipes: First, the sugars and fat are creamed, usually with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. Next, the eggs and vanilla extract are added followed by the flour and leavening agent. Depending on the additional flavoring, its addition to the mix will be determined by the type used: peanut butter will be added with the wet ingredients while cocoa powder would be added with the dry ingredients. The titular ingredient, chocolate chips, as well as nuts are typically mixed in towards the end of the process to minimize breakage, just before the cookies are scooped and positioned on a cookie sheet. Most cookie dough is baked, although some eat the dough as is, or use it as an addition to vanilla ice cream to make chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.

 

 

Chocolate chip bar cookies

Chocolate chip bar cookies

Common variants
* The M&M cookie, or party cookie, replaces the chocolate chips with M&M’s. This recipe originally used shortening as the fat, but has been updated to use butter.
* The chocolate chocolate chip cookie uses a dough that is chocolate flavored by the addition of cocoa or melted chocolate. Variations on this cookie include replacing chocolate chips with white chocolate or peanut butter chips.
* The macadamia chip cookie has macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips. It is a signature cookie of Mrs. Fields bakeries.
* The chocolate chip peanut butter cookie replaces the vanilla flavored dough with a peanut butter flavored one.
* Chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a baking dish instead of a cookie sheet results in a chocolate chip bar cookie.
* Other variations include different sizes and shapes of chocolate chips, as well as dark or milk chocolate chips. These changes lead to differences in both flavor and texture.
Popular brands
* Blue Chip Cookies
* Chips Ahoy! (Nabisco)
* Chips Deluxe (Keebler)
* Cookie Time
* The Decadent (Loblaw)
* Famous Amos
* Maryland Cookies
* Mrs. Fields
* Otis Spunkmeyer
* Pepperidge Farm

 

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 3, 2014 at 9:47 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Never buy sundae toppings in the ice cream aisle. These nuts and mini candies are up to 50% cheaper in the baking aisle, which often even has sprinkles too. Melt some chocolate chips in a double broiler, then let them cool a bit, and add to the top of ice cream for your own “instant shell”.

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