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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Almond and Honey-butter Cookies

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies
was provided by EatingWell

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 2 1/2 hours Serves: 44

This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.


* 1 cup whole almonds, toasted (see Tip)
* 1 + 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Note)
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup honey, divided
* 1/3 cup canola oil
* 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
* 1 large egg
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, (see Tip) for garnish


1. Process whole almonds in a food processor or blender until finely ground (you will have about 1 1/4 cups ground). Transfer to a large bowl and add whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt; stir until just combined. Beat 2/3 cup honey, oil and 3 tablespoons butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Add egg and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir to combine. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats

3. Roll tablespoons of dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press the tip of your index finger in the center of each cookie to make an indentation. Bake the cookies, in batches, until set and barely golden on the bottom, 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 30 minutes.

4. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup honey and 1 tablespoon butter in a small bowl until creamy. Use about 1/4 teaspoon to fill each cookie and top with 2 sliced almonds, if desired.

Tip: To toast whole almonds, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. To toast sliced almonds, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant

Ingredient note: Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores.

Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Fat 5 g
Sodium 43 mg
True carbs=11 g

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Easy Apple Crisp

Most apple crisp recipes have much more sugar than listed here, but since this is a diabetic apple crisp, we have to limit the sugar to only 2 teaspoons. If you don't want to risk the consumption of refined sugar**, you may use a sugar substitute instead. I recommend Splenda for baking since high heat does not affect this sweetener. If you don't have much of a sweet craving, you may even choose to make your apple crisp with no added sugar or sugar substitute at all. Whichever you choose it will still be delicious, especially if you use a sweeter apple.

Ingredients (5 - 6 servings)

- 4 baking apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices

- 1 cup uncooked oatmeal

- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour*

- 1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped

- 2 tsps. brown sugar (or 1/4 tsp. sugar substitute)

- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

- 1/4 tsp. ginger

- 1/3 cup butter or margarine

- low-fat whipped cream (optional)

- non-stick cooking spray


Arrange apple slices in a sprayed baking pan. Mix oatmeal, flour, almonds, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger together. Put the dry mixture on top of the apple slices. Melt margarine and pour it over the dry mixture. Bake in a preheated 350° F oven for about 30 - 35 minutes or until the topping turns crispy. Top with low-fat whipped cream and serve.

** Read "Sugar is not the Enemy"
* Lower the carbs by using soy or almond flour

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