When I Made Those Cookies

@GardenGerty (92453)
Marion, Kansas
January 18, 2017 6:14am CST
I am experimenting with making a cookie recipe that is gluten free and low carb. I do not have to have gluten free, but a recipe with no flour has fewer carbohydrates. That is what I need. I made the traditional "magic peanut butter cookie" my grandma makes. 1 C peanut butter, 1 egg, 1 tsp. Vanilla, 1 C sugar (granulated stevia sweetener blend to cut carbs). The verdict is that they were too tender, because Stevia blends have a different characteristic than sugar. It does not melt into the recipe as much. Next time, I will use two eggs. Maybe put a spoon of molasses in because the stevia tastes "artificial" even though it is a plant based sweetener. I am also going to make a version that I stir in two tablespoons of dark chocolate cocoa powder. These are goodies that are high in protein, low in carbs, so they are okay for me to eat, in moderation, even though I am diabetic.
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@JudyEv (104031)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
Sometimes you need to experiment a bit to get the mix right.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
They were totally edible. I have some other varieties I may make up as I go along.
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@fishtiger58 (30609)
• Momence, Illinois
18 Jan 17
Good luck with that, I use Stevia in my coffee, I like it better than sugar but it's a bit expensive.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
For hot beverages,smoothies etc. I get a liquid. It costs me around ten dollars for a four ounce bottle. The baking blend is not pure stevia, I don't think.
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@fishtiger58 (30609)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Jan 17
@GardenGerty No it's not it's part sugar.
@marlina (65111)
• Canada
18 Jan 17
It is with experimenting that you will find the right combination for you.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
That is right and I look forward to being able to have a sweet now and then.
@BelleStarr (33971)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Jan 17
Something about how they process stevia bothers me the same as Splenda
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
Bothers you when you eat it, or when you think about it.? I prefer using the liquid drops, but honestly, I should grow and dry my own plants, that would work for a lot of things.
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@BelleStarr (33971)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Jan 17
@GardenGerty Bothers me when I eat it, I was excited when they first introduced it since all the other bother me, I figured finally I would have a sugar alternative but no, it is the same.
@Jessicalynnt (47932)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jan 17
some of those recipes do take some tweaking
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
If I find something that is just right I will have a high protein, lower carb snack.
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Jan 17
@GardenGerty there are some great lowcarb baked donuts out there, you use other flours like coconut, or some kind of nut I think
@paigea (21227)
• Canada
18 Jan 17
Sounds yummy. I was going to try a cookie recipe with rice flour for a friend that has to have gluten free. I haven't tried it yet though.
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@paigea (21227)
• Canada
21 Jan 17
@GardenGerty I like some rice flour in my shortbread, but haven't tried a cookie with no flour yet. Other than those oatmeal ones in a chocolate sauce. My kids always liked those
@13tyates (1611)
• United States
18 Jan 17
Sounds like you're on the right track to getting the mix just right.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
Hi, have not seen you in a while. I always liked to experiment in the kitchen.
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@13tyates (1611)
• United States
20 Jan 17
@GardenGerty It's been a bit of time. Thought I would stop by and see how everyone was doing. I'm one to experiment as well, many times you can create something really good!
• United States
18 Jan 17
Good you can make those kinds of cookies that are good for you Heather. It is hard sometimes to get the right consistency without the traditional sugar.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
Exactly. Sort of a science experiment.
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• United States
20 Jan 17
@youless (87495)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jan 17
In the past I made the cookies for a few times only. The first time was very successful and delicious. The second time is OK but some of them were burned. I just find it difficult to clean the cookie moulds. Be sure the homemade cookies are much more delicious.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
Yes, home made is best. I make my cookies on a flat sheet, but yes, sometimes it takes effort to clean them up.
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@PatZAnthony (11946)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
19 Jan 17
It is great to know how to make the things you will enjoy.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
Yes. If I say "no" to everything, I just feel deprived.
@sueznewz2 (9770)
• Alicante, Spain
18 Jan 17
They sound nice..even if they didn't turn out quite how you wanted...
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
They were definitely edible. Thanks.
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@hostessman (7602)
• Tucson, Arizona
18 Jan 17
sounds great ,,,my wife does a lot of baking of all kinds
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
I bet you appreciate it too.
@DianneN (63225)
• United States
18 Jan 17
I'm sure with experimentation you will get those cookies just right
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
I will, and then I can have a good treat. I will still have to watch portions, though.
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• United States
18 Jan 17
Until the day I die I think I'll eat real sugar, butter, eggs, etc. I tried a flour-less cake once, it was not like eating cake.
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@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
Mostly I am using real sugar, butter and eggs. My doctor wants me to have a bedtime snack that is high in protein, low in carbs or no carbs. I get tired of nuts, cheese, etc. I want to make these to have at that snack time. I am glad no one has asked me to give up butter and eggs.
@jhechorain (1221)
• Susanville, California
18 Jan 17
I hope the ones you make next time turn out even better.
@GardenGerty (92453)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Jan 17
I am pretty certain that they will. I will probably bake this weekend.