Cookies and Milk
Is there anything more comforting? When I was a kid, my mom would always sit us down after school with 3 warm cookies and a glass of milk. This was our snack before starting homework, and I relished every bite of those warm soft cookies.
As an adult, I still love this ritual of sitting down after work and enjoying a sweet snack before starting my housework and evening routine. Now, I will often enjoy a cup of coffee with my cookies, but sometimes I really want a nice cold glass of milk. Seriously, nothing is better! Milk, you say? Milk on a low-carb diet? Is this possible? I tell you, IT IS!
Enter - Fairlife Milk. Now, my sweet little blog is still in its infancy, so you can bet that Fairlife has never heard of me. I'm being paid nothing for this plug, but this find has been so significant for me that I had to share it! Fairlife is ultra filtered, so it has literally half the net carbs of regular milk. How does it taste, you ask? It tastes amazing! If I didn't know the lactose was missing, I wouldn't be able to tell a difference. So, this milk isn't only low-carb friendly, it's lactose intolerance friendly as well!
Now, some of you are saying right now, "But I'm dairy free!" You are not alone. Until I found Fairlife, my go-to was Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla. I will still drink a cup of this if my carbs have fallen on the higher end for the day. At 1 gram of net carbs per cup, you can't beat it. See my upcoming post on Almond Milk for more information!
How about those cookies?
I recently purchased my first bag of Honeyville Almond Flour. When I tell you that I am a frugal shopper, I'm not kidding! It took me QUITE a long time to bite the bullet and try Honeyville. Brand makes a HUGE difference in taste and texture. I will admit that for the last year or so, I've been using Wal-Mart's "Nature's Eats" because $11 VS $37 ... Come on! Single mom on a budget here!
That said, after tasting the difference, I'll never go back! Now, Honeyville is amazing, but I personally would recommend Wellbee's for my friends who, like me, are on a budget. You're looking at $7.50/lb as compared to Honeyville's $12.66/lb. The quality is close enough that I'm not sure you would be able to tell much of a difference.
Honeyville features a recipe from Elena's Pantry for chocolate chip cookies on their bag. As I've been looking for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, I decided to give them a whirl. Unfortunately, while they looked yummy, I didn't have grapeseed oil and agave nectar has far too many sugars. I made a few tweaks to her recipe to make them low-carb friendly, and "Voila!"
Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients.
Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Prepare cookie sheet with silpat or parchment paper.
Roll 1 rounded Tbsp of dough at a time and place onto prepared cookie sheet.
Gently press down on each cookie to desired shape and depth.
Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.
Cookies will be soft but will firm up with time.
Servings 18 Cal 159.5 Net carbs 2.5 Fat 14.9 Prot 4.7
Servings 24 Cal 119.7 Net carbs 1.9 Fat 11.1 Prot 3.5
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