Sunday, April 22, 2018

Flower Cookies

     Giving flowers on Mother's Day is a tradition.  But what if you decided to take tradition to the next level!? could easily become the favorite kid with this showing!  These blooms will put a smile on her face and love in her heart.  Show off your baking skills, while showcasing your healthy offering.  Each of these 12 Flower Cookies are only 80 calories, 2g net carbs, 2.5g protein, and 6g fat.  She will be bursting with joy with each and every bite, be prepared to be showered with praise...after all, you are her favorite!

Ingredients for 12 Flower Cookies~
2 Tablespoons Butter, softened to room temperature
2oz reduced fat Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
1 jumbo Eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1/3 cup Swerve Granular Erythritol
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Dash Vanilla
Dash Lite Salt
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1/4 cup Sugar Free Lemon Pudding powder
1 cup 30 cal/cup Almond Milk
1/3 cup Swerve Confectioners Erythritol
12 Blueberries
Sprinkles, if desired, not included in macros

     Stir together first set of ingredients til well incorporated, chill for one hour in fridge.  Divide dough into 12~1oz portions of dough.  Using a flower shaped cookie cutter, press an ounce of dough inside cutter to shape into flower.  Gently remove cutter. lift dough and center the dough on a greased cupcake tin, delicately place dough in cupcake cavity while bringing the "petals" up and over the rim to form the flower.  (dough may not go all the way to the bottom).  Repeat with remaining dough, if petals are too close together, you may need to use every other slot and bake in two batches.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, remove and cool.  Meanwhile, add Pudding mixture and Almond Milk to bowl and beat with beaters til thoroughly blended, set in fridge to thicken.  When Flower shells have cooled, remove from pan, pour Confectioners Erythritol on small plate and dip the petal, dusting will leave a white film.  Add Pudding to cavity, top with a Blueberry, and garnish with Sprinkles if desired.  Store in fridge, Enjoy  :) 

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