Saturday, May 4, 2019

CREAM CHEESE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES







CREAM CHEESE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Lovely thick cookies that will all get eaten pretty quickly even although the recipe makes a fair number. Absolutely love the cream cheese in these cookies.  If you like a soft-textured chocolate chip cookie, this is your cookie.  Have you seen the New Choc Zero chocolate chips?  Awesome; no sugar alcohols. These cookies are soft, dense, chewy and fabulously chocolatey. I can’t really tell you which are my favorite chocolate chip cookies.  I have so many and a few more coming to this blog in the next couple of months (I have tested and eaten them! - just haven't shared them yet), but this was a good recipe and I really liked the addition of the cream cheese.  I like chocolate chip cookies and the number of recipes you can find for this type of cookie is about as prevalent as recipes for low-carb pancakes! Seriously, I have to go easy on this sort of dessert though.  It has to be more of an occasional thing for me as I like them a bit too much!

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (125 mL)
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened (60 mL)
Liquid sweetener (sucralose or stevia) to equal 1 cup sugar (250 mL)
1/4 cup granular erythritol (60 mL)
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
1 tsp molasses (5 mL)
21/2 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, (625 mL)
  OR 23/4 cups Keto Bake Mix (675 mL)
2 tsp cornstarch (10 mL)
3/4 tsp baking soda (3 mL)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1 mL)
1/8 tsp salt (0.5 mL)
11/2 cups sugar-free chocolate chips* (375 mL)

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

In bowl with mixer, place butter, cream cheese, liquid sweetener, erythritol, egg, vanilla extract and molasses.  Mix really well. 

In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix 2, OR Keto Bake Mix, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to wet ingredients; process.  Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, OR walnuts, if using.

Form tablespoonfuls of cookie dough and place on greased cookie sheet.  Shape them with a small spoon keeping the cookies high and round. Bake 8 to 12 minutes, or just until they are starting to brown with a kiss of color.   Allow to cool on the cookie sheet and then refrigerate.

Helpful Hint:  *If desired, remove 1/2 cup (125 mL) sugar-free chocolate chips and replace with chopped pecans or walnuts or even lightly salted and chopped peanuts.

Yield:  28 cookies
1 low-carb cookie/keto
127.2/136.8 calories
2.4/3.2 g protein
9.6/10.8 g fat
0/1.3 g fiber
2.9/2.1 g net carbs 

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