Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sugar-Free Snickerdoodles

Kind of an oxymoron huh?  Well, it is totally possible to make an SF snickerdoodle.  I chickened out and did not use either of my new baking products, xylitol or erythritol.  I still think I'm going to give some SF lemon bars a shot today though using one or both.  A couple different websites provided the inspiration for these snickerdoodles, but in the end I really had to create this on the fly.  They turned out great and are actually quite crisp which is what I was going for!

Sugar-Free Snickerdoodles (or Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)
2 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cream of tartar (optional)
1 egg
2 tbsp butter, softened
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon, plus more for rolling
1/4 cup sugar free vanilla flavored sweetener
2 packets of stevia, like purevia or nunaturals
2 tbsp stevia in the raw or other sweetener, for rolling

Preheat your oven to 350.  In a large mixing bowl, mix your almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cream of tartar if using.  I believe using cream of tartar is the difference between a cinnamon sugar cookie, and a snickerdoodle.  In a separate bowl, mix your softened butter, egg, and sugar free syrup, and packets of stevia.  You could also use plain sugar free syrup and add a tsp of vanilla.  Pour wet into dry and mix thoroughly.  On a small plate, dump some cinnamon and stevia and mix together for rolling.  Use a teaspoon to scoop out balls of dough and then roll them in the cinnamon/sugar to coat.  I pressed down the cookies with a fork as they don't spread much.  Bake for 10 minutes or so or until they start to brown on the sides.  Many websites say to freeze them and eat them straight from the freezer for a more crisp cookie.  

I love all the recipe round-ups the blogs are doing, highlighting their most popular recipes.  It's such a nice retrospective.  I wonder which recipes of mine I'd highlight for 2011.  Gosh I have absolutely no clue.  It's hard to say because even when I LOVE something I might not make it again for months and months.  Do you have any fave recipes from 2011 that have been total game-changers for you?  Do you have links for them?  I'd love to see!

I also need to think of a round food to make for breakfast for New Year's Day.  You're supposed to eat round foods for good luck, and I am one superstitious lady so you bet I'll be eating round stuff all day long!  Are you making any round foods?  Whatever you do, have a great New Year's Day, much love to all your families! XoXoGFG

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