Part Deux – Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Picture Copyright Ethan Bearman 2016Part Deux – Lower Carb, Lower Glycemic, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

You saw my previous recipe, right? I continue to work on the recipe and have a new and improved version!

This one is even more nutritious and delicious, all while reducing the blood glucose load on my child with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). And here is a short PSA from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, called beta cells. While its causes are not yet entirely understood, scientists believe that both genetic factors and environmental triggers are involved. Its onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and—at present—nothing you can do to get rid of it.

Now back to the cookies.

Ingredients:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put everything in the mixing bowl except the butter. Then melt the butter (I do it in a microwave safe ceramic dish) and pour over the ingredients in the bowl. Run the mixer blending thoroughly until it starts forming a nice dough ball. Put in refrigerator for a few minutes if you find the mixture too sticky to work with. Line a cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper or butter the cookie sheet. I use a tablespoon or so per cookie from a melon baller style cookie scoop. Bake for 13 minutes or brown to your liking. Move the cookies to a cooling rack for a couple of minutes and enjoy!

This recipe takes me about 10-15 minutes to prep and about 10 minutes for clean up in the kitchen. Makes 25-35 cookies, depending on size

These are sweet and delicious and my family wipes them out quickly without feeling heavy or gross and they have minimal effect on blood sugars as all of the ingredients are no or low glycemic.

Nutrition Data

Calories Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg) Potassium (mg) Sodium (mg) Tot Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)
Whey 500 8 200 500 220 6 0 6 100
Almond 320 28 0 0 20 12 6 2 12
Sweetener 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 0 0
Dolcedi 84 0 0 0 0 20 0 20 0
Butter 813 92 244 27 653 0 0 0 1
Baking Soda 0 0 0 0 629 0 0 0 0
Vanilla 19 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0
Pecans 290 30 0 173 0 6 5 2 5
Walnuts 392 39 0 265 1 8 4 2 9
Choc chips 140 10 0 170 4 16 4 12 2
Egg 72 5 186 67 70 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 2630 212 630 1212 1597 133 19 45 135
Per cookie 75 6 18 35 46 4 1 1 4

Assume 35 cookies per batch, data from labels and websites