No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe!!

Seriously...this is my new favorite treat!  It's definitely different than a traditional sugary chocolate chip cookie, but it is SO yummy!!  AND it's even good for you!!  Yeah, I'm a little amazed myself.



I came across this recipe for a coconut chocolate chip cookie that is both sugar free and flour free.  I don't mind a little bit of wheat flour and I didn't have all the ingredients, soooo I made some adjustments to the recipe so I could make it with the ingredients I had at home!  SO, here is our

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:


1- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a cookie sheet.

2- In your kitchen aid, mix the following until it is well-blended.  Stop the mixer and scrape the edges 2-3 times to make sure it is all mixed in.


* 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
* 2 packets stevia (see notes below)
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup plain yogurt (see notes below)
* 3 tablespoons butter (I use Smart Balance)
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
* 2/3 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
* 2/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips (see notes below)


3- Once it is well-mixed, use a tablespoon to drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown.



YUMMMM!!!!!!



NOTES:  

1--  Different brands of stevia use different fillers and have different flavors and strengths.  I used Sweet Leaf (powdered) packets.  I really dislike getting too much stevia, so whenever I try a new recipe, I save the eggs for last and use less stevia than I think I'll need.  It's easy to "test" the batter and add more stevia if I think I'll need it.  I like to err on the too-little side of stevia.  :)   When I'm happy with the amount of sweetness, I add the eggs and finish up.

2-- I use Greek Gods plain non-fat greek yogurt.  LOVE the stuff!

3-- I used Lilly's dark chocolate chips...they're sweetened with stevia instead of sugar.  :)

4-- Optionally, putting the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes makes it easier to work with.

As I type this up, my husband and I are trying to decide if it is ethical for us to eat the entire batch, or if we should save some for the kids tomorrow...

DINOVEMBER - Day One

Dinovember started today and it looks like the Dinos had a planning meeting!






Kaia thought the dinosaurs were horrible spellers.  Harry just thought they were trouble.





Kaia was the first to spot them, but soon everyone came running to check out what those dinosaurs were up to. 


The kids theorized about whether last year the Dinos also had a planning meeting after we explained what the word "annual" means.  It sure is fun seeing them make connections to last year and build on those memories.


  "I LOVE Dinovember!"