Healthy snowball cookies

Healthy snowball cookies

Snowball cookies (part of the healthy dessert recipes) are absolutely the best thing since sliced bread. Ok not exactly but they are delicious. The writers for healthy dessert recipes decided to do some digging. We came up with healthy snowball cookies. As with anything we list the final product will depend on what you use. If you are not cooking for a diabetic.  Then you can use powdered sugar.  For that top layer of goodness. Although to keep it healthy we suggest Powdered Coconut Sugar.

We are not doctors. So please do your research like we did. If you are cooking for a diabetic then you can use powdered stevia. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics was evaluated in a study. This was published in 2008 in the “Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology” journal. The results showed that post-treatment blood glucose levels were not significantly different,  from baseline measurements.  This compared to groups that were given stevia. If you are not sure ask your doctor. If you want to skip the sugar all together.  Then you can use Powdered Coconut Sugar for you Healthy Snowball Cookies.

Prep Time: 10 minutes , Cook Time: 30 minutes, Total Time: 40 minutes, Serving about 20 healthy snowball cookies

Healthy Snowball Cookies Ingredients

-8 Tablespoons of Earth balance butter, room temperature
-5 Tablespoons of regular butter
-3 Tablespoons of non fat Greek yogurt

-1/4 cup powdered sugar
-or 1/4 cup of powdered stevia
-or 1/4 cup of Powdered Coconut Sugar

-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
-1/2 cup old fashioned oats (quick oats work also)
-3/4 cup all purpose flour
-1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour

for a substitute for a gluten free flour mix.

-for those who wish to stay on this page or that gluten free flour mix
1 cup Rice flour
1/2 cup Tapioca flour
1/2 cup potato flour
3/4 cup sorghum flour

-1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
-1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
-Crushed pecans or walnuts (preference)
-Powdered sugar, powdered stevia, or powdered coconut sugar for rolling
the cookies in after baking

Healthy Snowball Cookies cooking Instructions

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
-Beat the butter, Greek yogurt, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a stand mixer
until smooth.
-In a separate bowl whisk together the oats, flours, salt, and cinnamon (if using)
and the crushed pecans or walnuts.
-Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and beat until everything is combined.
-Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the baking sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
-Cool the cookies on a wire rack.
-Once the cookies are cooled roll them in powdered sugar.

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