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Easy Triple Chocolate Cookies

It’s been homemade cookies week around my house!

My youngest daughter has made at least 3 batches of  Magic Peanut Butter Cookies and I made 1 batch of Magic Peanut Butter Cookies using Splenda.

My oldest daughter has been in the decorative creative mood and made Sugar Cookies decorated like snowflakes with white icing and blue sprinkles.  She also made this pretty fall centerpiece using a vase and other items found in our yard.

Now on to some of the easiest, most delicious cookies I’ve made lately…

 

Triple Chocolate Cookies

18 oz. pkg. Chocolate Fudge cake mix
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, butter, oil, and egg at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is thoroughly mixed. It will be a thick mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips and pecan pieces.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2″ apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, pressing down slightly on each spoonful.

Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cool two minutes on cookie sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool.

Delicious warm and fudgey right out of the oven; these cookies did not last the day!

Have a very happy National Homemade Cookies Day!

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Nutter Butter Banana Pudding

Looking for a tasty dessert for July 4th?

This one won’t heat up the kitchen and it is sooo

easy and delicious!

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding

For real?!  I can’t believe I didn’t think of this.

My hubby loves Nutter Butters!

and Banana Pudding…well, not the bananas so much,

so I try to make him a Banana-less Pudding ever now and then.

But bananas and peanut butter go so well together

I just had to add a few to this tasty treat!

(Note: I’ve made this twice lately and tried it once with some peanut butter sandwich cookies I picked up at Wally World.  I added a little PB to amp up the flavor and  it was delicious!  So if you’re looking to save a few pennies, go for the PB sandwich cookies and if that’s not an issue, grabbed the Nutter Butters.  :))

Layers of yummy peanut butter cookies, bananas, and a creamy cool pudding.

I used my no cook recipe for the pudding mixture, but I’m eager to try it some day with the classic cooked custard recipe that mom taught me.

And finally…

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding

1 (5 oz) package instant vanilla pudding mix (I used sugar free French Vanilla)
2 cups cold milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (16 ounce) package Nutter Butters cookies, broken into several pieces
3 bananas, sliced

In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk for about 2 minutes.
Blend in condensed milk, vanilla, and peanut butter until smooth.
Fold in whipped topping.

Layer cookies, bananas and pudding mixture in a glass serving bowl.
Chill overnight to allow the cookies to soften.

Personal note: I prefer my pudding more of a sauce, so I add water to
the mixture to get it closer to a sauce.

Enjoy and have a great 4th!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Softies

A few weeks ago, I tried baking some chocolate chip cookies.

The only problem was, I couldn’t find any sugar free chocolate chips so I made my own.  They promptly melted when I added them into my batter.  The cookies were still tasty, but not quite what I was looking for.

Upon finding some Hershey sugar free chocolate chips,  I was really excited to be able to make a “real” chocolate chip cookie, the low carb way.

I remembered my low carb biscuit recipe and decided to make this cookie basically the same way with a few tweaks.  I was very pleased with the results and will be making these again.

Mix the egg, cream, pumpkin, and vanilla.  Next add the Splenda, salt, and spices.  Mix Carbquik and  baking powder together, then combine it with the egg/pumpkin mixture.  Finally, gently stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by a teaspoon onto a lightly buttered baking sheet.

Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Softies

1  1/2 cups Carbquik  (or low carb baking mix)

1 cup granulated Splenda (or 1 cup of Swerve brand sweetener)

2/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup pumpkin

1 egg, beaten with a fork

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Pinch salt

Mix the egg, cream, pumpkin, and vanilla.  Next add the sweetener, salt, and spices.  Blend the baking mix  and  baking powder together, then combine it with the egg/pumpkin mixture.

Finally, gently stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by a teaspoon onto a lightly buttered baking sheet.  I used my well-used small round pan since I was testing this recipe in my toaster oven.

Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool. Store in a covered container.  Makes 14-16 small cookies.

* These cookies have a soft cake-like texture and I thought they were great right out of the oven.  Several hours later, they were even more delicious!  The chips had hardened and the cookies had a sturdier texture.

If low carb is not for you, try adding some pumpkin and spices to your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for a tasty treat.

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Peanut Butter Cookies (low carb) – updated recipe

In the fall, I get a hankering to bake, bake, bake!

Since I try to live the low carb lifestyle, that limits my baked goods choices.  When I want to bake cookies, this easy recipe always comes to mind.

I found this recipe several years ago in my Aunt Mary’s little recipe box.  Last night when I baked these little gems, I subbed Splenda for the sugar.   I have written the recipe here as it is on her recipe card and added my own tweaks.

LC PB cookies

 

Magic Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter (I prefer all natural peanut butter)

1 cup granulated sugar (I subbed granulated Splenda)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla, optional

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder (aluminum free)

Mix the peanut butter and sugar well.  Add the egg.  Mix well.  (As the egg is added to the peanut butter mixture, it causes the mixture to have a cookie dough texture.)

Drop by rounded spoonfuls on baking sheet.  Using a fork, press the cookies down to give them that classic peanut butter cookie look.  Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes.  Do not overcook.

 Cool and enjoy!

*UPDATE:  I added 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp baking powder to this recipe and the crumbly factor was much better.  This addition has been added to the recipe above.

If you can make 30 small cookies, using natural creamy peanut butter and granulated Splenda or granulated no calorie sweetener, then the nutritional info is as follows:

Serving size- 3 small cookiesCal – 152, Carbs 5  (fiber is 2, so net carbs is 3)

*The main source of carbs is the peanut butter.

PB cookies