Skip to main content

In Honor of World Diabetes Day- Cookies!

I had another post all ready to go this morning (admittedly already late!) when I found out that it is World Diabetes Day.  I couldn't let the day go by without a mention and a recipe for those who are affected by this disease, and there are so many people who suffer from it. 

The International Diabetes Foundation and the World Health Organization first established World Diabetes Day in 1991.  The purpose is to promote awareness of the disease and encourage people to be screened. You can read more about it on the IDF website.  According to Wikipedia, November 14 is the birthdate of Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin and the first to use it in humans. He is still the youngest Nobel Laureate due to this discovery, having earned the Nobel prize in medicine at the age of 32. Her Majesty, the Queen Mother lit a Flame of Hope in 1989 as a tribute to Dr. Banting and everyone who has lost their life to diabetes.  The flame will remain lit until a cure for diabetes is found.  You can read more about the Diabetes Flame of Hope here.  



This recipe originated in a book I got several years ago.  Better Homes and Gardens Simple Everyday Diabetic Meals has many diabetic friendly recipes, including desserts.  This one is a family favorite- even those who do not have issues with sugar enjoy these cookies.  I have changed it a little from the original recipe. As always, be sure to check with your physician to ensure that these treats will fit within your diet plan. 


Diabetic Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup no-calorie, heat stable granular sugar substitute
      (I use Splenda for baking)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tspn baking soda
Dash of salt
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
    (I use semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, but they may raise the sugar content) 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 

1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter together with an electric mixer until blended.  
2. Add sugar substitute, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined, scraping sides of      bowl if necessary. 
3. Mix in eggs and vanilla until combined.  
4. Mix in as much flour as possible with mixer and then add the remaining flour and stir by hand.  
5. Stir in the chocolate. 
6. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheet covered in parchment.  Bake for 5-8 minutes until edges are golden brown.  
7. Cool cookies on wire rack until cool.  Store in airtight container. 

Print recipe here


As for that original blog post that I had planned (and even mentioned in my last post), you will see it this weekend.  On Thursday I will share a recipe for a special Thanksgiving dessert that is an crowd pleaser for your adult Turkey Day guests! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

~Cynthia

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mother's Day Challege Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Many of you know that I am a proud member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team.  We are so happy to announce that it is-  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's300th Challenge!  We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!


Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-


a Brand New Cricut Explore! Courtesy of


of Denton, Texas

ALSO- The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
Amazon!
We also have:

$15.00 Gift Certificate
And two $10 gift certificates to-


Dreaming Tree SVG's To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cuton your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will …

Happy Halloween Tablescape

I love polka-dots.  They make me happy. So does Halloween, beautiful fall weather and the fact that my oldest daughter is visiting.  With that in mind, I decided to enjoy a happy little Halloween dinner on the deck. It has been a long time since I posted a table scape and I want to share this simple little happy table.  



A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed up the remaining yardage of this polka dot fabric from Walmart, of all places.  I wish I had bought more when it first came out.  It is perfect for a Halloween tablecloth, quilting or a number of other projects I can think of.  



This candelabra came from Target. I had a difficult time finding Halloween taper candles, finally stumbling upon them at Michaels (for 50% off!).  Again, I should have shopped in August, there were more options available then, but I really like the orange with black stripes. (Somebody remind me next year!) I made the witch hat last year (you can see that on my Halloween Eve post here.) There was quite a breeze on…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  



I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 


They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …