Saturday, February 7, 2015

Cream Cheese Frosted Sweetheart Cookies







     Nothing says Valentines like Frosted Sugar Cookies WITH SPRINKLES!!!  It's the perfect way to say I love you and surprise your sweetheart with heart healthy high protein low carb cookies.  Who needs a box of chocolates when you can celebrate with a  craft project as a labor of love!!!  This recipe makes 8 cookies, each frosted cookie is 62.5 calories, 2g net carbs and 8g protein.  Dust off your heart shaped cookie cutter and head to the kitchen  ;)

Ingredients~
Lemon Quest Bar, torn into pieces
2 Tablespoons 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1/3 cup Egg Whites
1 scoop Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder
1/4 cup Nutiva Coconut Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Dash Almond Extract
Dash Cinnamon
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1 Tablespoon Nutiva Coconut Oil, melted
4oz Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Swerve Erythritol Confectioners Style
Dash Almond Extract

     After tearing Quest Bar into pieces, mix with Almond Milk and microwave for 30 seconds and stir til smoothly blended, repeat if necessary.  Stir in remaining ingredient and divide into 8 balls.  Place heart shaped cookie cutter on Silpat lined cookie sheet and place dough inside cutter and press into heart shape, repeat 7 more times.  Bake at 350 for 7 minutes.  Remove and cool.  While cookies are baking, stir together second set of ingredients.  After cookies have cooled, frost with 1 Tablespoon of frosting mixture and garnish with sprinkles, if desired.  Enjoy  :)

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