Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

68 calories (per cookie)  9.8g carbs (.6g fiber, 3.9g sugar).  2.5g protein

~Shopping List~

    • ½ cup almond flour
    • 1/2 cup granulated Truvia
    • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, you choose)
    • 3 eggs
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

~To do~

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.  Prepare baking sheet with baking parchment or cooking spray.

Mix all ingredient in mixer until well combined and dough has formed.  Make balls of dough and place balls on pan. (They don’t need to be far apart, they don’t puff up.)  Flatten cookies slightly making a crisscross mark on cookie with a fork.  Bake for 15-17 minutes till edges are golden brown.

Makes 16.

Biscuits d’Aurélie à la Jennifer

This recipe comes from the grandmother of my husband, Aurélie Leblanc Munn.  The original is just the list of ingredients leaving plenty of room for you to add your own personality.

~Shopping List~

  • 1 tasse de beure ou de graisse fondue (1 cup butter or crisco)
  • 2 oeufs (2 eggs)
  • 6 cuillère à table de sirop d’érable (6 tablespoons of maple sirop)
  • 1 tasse de cassonade (1 cup brown sugar)
  • 1/2 tasse de lait à laquelle on ajoute 1 cuillère à thé de soda à pâte (1/2 cup milk with 1 teaspoon of baking soda combined)
  • 2 cuillère à thé de poudre à pâte (2 teaspoons baking powder)
  • Farine pour épaissir (3.5-4 tasse), (Flour to thicken- 3.5-4 cups)

~What to do~

Beat butter to add air.  Add eggs, syrup, cassonade, milk/baking soda, and baking powder until well blended (the butter will still be visible in small chunks.  Add flour a little at a time until the mixture becomes the consistency of a butter cookie batter.  Cover in wax paper and place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours (until set).  It can sit overnight if needed.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease the baking pan with butter.  Roll out sections of dough and cut out using your favorite cookie cutters (or simply roll into balls and flatten on the baking sheet).  Bake for 7-10 minutes (until light gold).  Let cool and eat.

biscuits d Aurelie

~Spice it up~

Like in the picture, you can also add your favorite decorations.  Cream cheese frosting and sprinkles go nicely with the flavour of the cookie.

Sugar Cookies

~ Shopping List ~

  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

~ What to do ~

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.   Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking (or wait until the cool after baking to frost).

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

~ Shopping List ~

1 stick butter (1/4 cups)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal

~ What to do ~

Mix butter, sugar, cocoa, salt and milk.  Bring to a boil (for 1 minute) then remove from heat.  While hot, stir in peanut butter and vanilla (the smell at this point is amazing!).  Mix well.  Add oatmeal mixing well.  Drop quickly onto wax paper (or greased cookie sheet).

Do not bake.

 

Peanut Butter Cookies

~ Shopping List ~

1/2 cup shortening
1.25 cups packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1.75 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F).  In a medium bowl, cream together shortening, brown sugar and peanut butter until smooth.  Stir in egg, milk and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture.  Roll into small balls, cover in sugar.  Place on un-greased cookie sheet.  Lightly flatten using a fork (creating a cross pattern).  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.

Fun alternate:  Form cookies into letters to spell out messages (I love you, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, etc.)

 

Butter Cookies

~ Shopping List ~

  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

~ What to do ~

Cream butter until light.  Gradually add sugar beating until light and fluffy.  Beat in extract.  Gradually blend in flour.  Cover and chill at least 1 hour (no more than 6 hours).  Shape and place on un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 8-12 minutes.

Optional:  top with frosting