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Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!
For over two years now I have tried my best to develop a recipe for cookies that tasted amazing and actually had the consistency of a non-diet cookie. You guys know what I mean right? That crunchy goodness of a homemade cookie that can’t be beat! But man can it be elusive when cooking with special ingredients. In case you are unfamiliar with baking with low carb ingredients that are gluten and sugar-free, let me just let you in on a secret. Achieving that perfect cookie texture is hard, real hard to be honest.
You see when they say “baking is a science” they are not kidding. It takes precise measurements and you knowing the fundamental makeup of the ingredients you are working with to get that recipe to the point of perfection. Which could mean lots and lots of practice?
It may sound silly to some if you have already mastered the art of baking with sugar substitutes or almond and coconut flour, but for many, including myself it takes a lot of trial and error to make the results you’re looking. Well, at least it did for me with these cookies.
If you are that master baker that has already conquered the low-carb and sugar-free cookie quest, then I applaud you, my friend, you totally rock! But for those that haven’t don’t get discouraged because it was not an easy task for me either and I have baked for a long time.
Now, don’t let me lead you to believe that I haven’t made or eaten cookies while on this journey to lose weight because I have. Many, many dozens over the years, and even though they had a good flavor the texture was either to cake like or overly dry and crumbly. If you have tried many cookie recipes, and yes that includes the few that I have published in the past (no shame in my game) you know exactly what I mean by missing that true cookie texture, right? I love my cookies to have a snap or crispness to them without being hard as a rock or falling apart when I pick them up.
One Happy Mama!
So I have spent many few hours in my kitchen working on my cookie dough base and this week I felt like I had finally tweaked my cookie dough enough to attempt these cookies for us to enjoy as we watched the Solar Eclipse. Did you guys see it? Wasn’t it amazing? My little guy was in awe and it just made his love of all things space even stronger!
As he bounced off the walls during our morning school lessons I took the chilled cookie dough out of the fridge and baked these beauties as we covered our lesson on the sun. As we tried to focus and watch the solar clock the smell of these Chocolate Chip Macadamia Cookies started to waft through the house and boy did it make it hard for us to concentrate!
Naturally, with that amazing smell torturing us as they baked I had high hopes that they would be as delicious as they smelled. I really needed a decent recipe to satisfy my cookie craving and to keep my little cookie monster from being disappointed! So you can just imagine this fluffy girl’s delight when they came out of the oven and were not only “decent” but they were amazing!
Beware of Cookie Monsters!
They are fantastic right out of the oven or after they have cooled. Not to mention they have that crispy crunchy texture that I have missed! Okay, yeah I may be tooting my horn, but I am not joking you guys they are just that good! So good in fact that my son thought I was cheating with unhealthy cookies when he finished off my cookie for me.
Did you catch that? He finished off my cookie, and no I didn’t offer it to him. He just walked up and assumed he could have it, you know like our kids do? What makes them think they can do that? Will we as moms ever have our own food or drink again or are we doomed to be gracious and share our cookies forever more?
Since I love him more than life, I guess I will keep sharing my treats, including these cookies with him. Now, we won’t mention that he found me sneaking the first one in the corner of the kitchen, trying to enjoy a quiet mommy moment of not sharing (yes, don’t judge, you know you have hidden your treats from your kids before). How are they so good at snooping us mammas out? Oh well, got to love those little ones and truth be told, there is no one better to share these cookies with!
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