Friday, March 15, 2013

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Hi Everyone!
I am fnally back. I moved back to Alaska, and had a baby! 
So... yeah... I've been very busy. But for now I am settled in, baking and cooking as usual, so I figured I might as well show you all what I am whipping up in the kitchen.

Since I have been back in Alaska, I decided to start making some of my stuff gluten free. I am not gluten intolerant, but my hubby might be, so we have been trying to cut down. It has really made me stop and think about how much we can be dependent on flour. I think that by cutting out some flour, you can make room for other great grains, which can help open up your diet to new and tasty foods.
On my quest to cut down, I came up with these gems:

My Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!!!!

So delicious, and not as sinful as you would think.
I'm serious!
Only about 125 calories per sandwich cookie. The actual cookie part are very low fat and calorie, it's the peanutbuttery goodness that gets ya.

For Cookies
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cocoa powder
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
For filling
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly grease two baking sheets.
2. Stir all of the ingredients together until smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and stir again till smooth. It will be a soft, batter-like dough.
3. Drop batter onto the prepared baking sheets using a teaspoon, then lightly flatten using the back of a spoon sprayed with cooking spray. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. They should spread, become somewhat shiny, and develop faintly crackly tops.
4. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool right on the pan.

5. Mix the butter and peanut butter until smooth.
6. Add the sugars and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
7. Form balls with aproximetly one tablespoon batter each.
8. Flatten each ball, then place between two cookies to form a sandwich.

I have made these a couple times now, and my hubby loves them. I mean, how can you not?


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

CarbMaster Yogurt from Kroger

I LOVE Yogurt. It's creamy, it's sweet, and it's good for you! What's not to love?
A little while ago I received a free 10 Kroger gift card from Bzz Agent, to buy some Kroger yogurt. We don't have a Kroger, but we do have a FredMyers which is in the Kroger family.
I was very excited to try the new Carbmaster yogurt from Kroger. Especially the Greek yogurt. I was also very excited when I saw the wide range of flavors.
I was very happy to see that the Greek yogurt had 50 percent of your daily calcium, and chock full of protein. WAY more than with Chaboni, and other similar products. I was very impressed.
All the yogurts were very thick, even the non Greek ones, and low in sugar. I like that.
My favorite flavors were Key Lime Pie, and the Black Forest Cake. My husband's was the banana cream pie. Delicious!
I would recommend them to anyone. They have a great price point too, at only 50 cents a cup. And that was in Alaska, where everything is more expensive. So go ahead and give it a try!