This past weekend, I volunteered to make dinner for a single mom who attends my church, and her 12-year-old son. Mom had surgery last week and needs some help with meals while she's on the mend. I love being able to help out others, so I was more than happy to sign up. I did find it strange, however, that there just one request in regards to the meal I was preparing. It was to be absent of cheese. Wait....what?! This is Wisconsin... America's Dairyland! Cheese is what we do! Nevertheless, I overlooked her apparent lack of food judgement and cooked them up some individual BBQ turkey patties, some smashed potatoes with onion and bacon, and some fresh green beans.
As I was packing everything up for delivery, it occurred to me that I had forgotten to include a dessert! Lack of common sense on my part this time. Since joining Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago, I've been trying to keep the kitchen clear of my "trigger foods", which is a nice way of saying, I threw away all of my sugar. I can't be trusted with it. So, I looked in my pantry and came up with this cookie recipe. Not carb-free, but definitely on the healthier end of the dessert spectrum. They're chewy like a good cookie should be, they've got my favorite Bob's Red Mill low-carb baking mix instead of white flour, and I used my new favorite sugar substitute, Tagatose, to sweeten them with. There's a touch of real sugar in the chocolate chips and I didn't skimp on the fat, which I admit was not the best idea for the weight watcher in me, but I was confident that the real butter and eggs would keep these cookies tasting pretty darned close to a full fat & sugar cookie.