Christmas/Holiday Treats

It’s the most wonderful time… of the year…. Unless you’re watching your carb intake! LOL

This year, I made 3 tasty treats and the recipes were all courtesy of Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. I limited myself to 3 recipes because I didn’t want TOO MANY treats sitting around the house, but I wanted some variety.

Without further ado, here are the winners:

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

The Bottom Line: Delicious. Would make again.

The Nitty Gritty: I followed the recipe exactly EXCEPT for the sprinkle at the end. Chopped salted peanuts were recommended for sprinkling on the freshly dipped truffles, but I went rogue and used Maldon sea salt. I would do it again. The salt was a lovely addition.

Pecan Snowballsfrom The Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking

The Bottom Line: So delicious. Will be on regular rotation during the holidays. The butter & pecans are a perfect pairing.

The Nitty Gritty: I usually try to test/review online recipes for sake of accessibility, but this recipe comes from a cookbook (mentioned above). I have never been disappointed by any of Carolyn’s recipe and therefore highly recommend the cookbook (Kindle version is as low as $10). While not the recipe I made and am reviewing here, Carolyn does have a SIMILAR recipe on her website using walnuts and cardamom. I will try these in the future for sure as that combination sounds delicious too.

I followed the recipe as written and was VERY happy with the results. These cookies are delightful with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

Chewy Ginger “Molasses” Cookies

The Bottom Line: Delicious holiday cookie with a delightful ginger punch. Will make again.

The Nitty Gritty: In an effort to more closely emulate the ginger cookies of my childhood, I decided to give the dough balls a roll in Swerve before putting them on the baking sheet. I would not do that again. I should have trusted the recipe and made them as written. That said, the cookies are delicious and will be made again in the future. Who says ginger cookies are only for the holidays?

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