Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bake Sale Worthy Cookies: Low Sugar Anisette Cookies

In honor of our upcoming MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale on DEC 6, we're going to be sharing all sorts of great recipes for treats on our blog through the end of the month.

So, get your baking tools ready!


The holidays are filled with sweet treats. And sometimes that can lead to sugar overload. So, it's nice when you can create delicious cookies that are a bit less sweet.
Do you love the flavor of licorice? Are you trying to cut back on sugar?

Then these cookies are for you.  They use Truvia instead of sugar, making them perfect for those who are trying to cut back.

Amanda of Amanda's Cookin' says she's made them every Christmas since 2008, and they're always a hit.

If you're not fond of the flavor of anise/licorice, feel free to substitute almond or vanilla extract in the recipe.

Get the recipe: Low Sugar Anisette Cookies

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bake Sale Worthy Cookies: Squeezably Soft Gingerbread Cookies

In honor of our upcoming MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale on DEC 6, we're going to be sharing all sorts of great recipes for treats on our blog through the end of the month.

So, get your baking tools ready!


Does anything say Christmas more than a batch of freshly made gingerbread cookies?

We can just smell the delicious odor wafting through our kitchen... the cinnamon, molasses and cloves lingering in the air.

It's making us downright hungry.

This recipe from Felisha Wild of Our Daily Salt contains no eggs or dairy.  And, unlike many traditional gingerbread cookies, they're soft and chewy rather than hard and crunchy.

"Not only do these cookies turn out pillowy soft but they are bursting with mouth watering flavor," says Felisha.

Get out those cookie cutters and try them out!

Get the recipe: Soft (Vegan) Gingerbread Cookies

Did you know? Connections Between Food & Happiness

Did you know?
  • 79% of adults report that they enjoy cooking
  • 90% of people say that eating together as a family is more important than where the food comes from
  • A study shows that people who eat 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day rank highest in happiness and mental health
  • Butter is better than margarine, which has been found to lead to impatience, aggression, and irritability
  • Eat pecans, pumpkin seeds, wild salmon, soybeans, cashews, and bananas to increase your magnesium levels and prevent depression



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