Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lemon Love Cookies







 Nothing says Valentines like Lemon Love 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 12 cookies, each frosted cookie is 57 calories, 2g net carbs and 6g protein (Sprinkles not included in macros).  Dust off your heart shaped cookie cutter and head to the kitchen  ;)

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

     After tearing Quest Bar into pieces, mix with Lemon Juice and microwave for 30 seconds and stir til smoothly blended, repeat if necessary.  Stir in remaining ingredient and divide into 12~1oz balls.  Place heart shaped cookie cutter on Silpat lined cookie sheet and place dough inside cutter and press into heart shape, repeat 11 more times.  Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.  Remove and cool.  While cookies are baking, stir together second set of ingredients.  After cookies have cooled, frost with 2 teaspoons frosting mixture and garnish with sprinkles, if desired.  Enjoy  :)

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