As in the famous words of Alice Cooper, school’s out for summer. Since I work for a public school, I’ve got a lot of time on my hands right now. Back in June I began making a list of all the gluten-free recipes I wanted to experiment with. That was before I decided to follow the Ketogenic way of eating and found out I’m not allowed to have sugar. That really spoiled my plan. Anyone who knows me well knows I love to bake. While searching the internet for Keto meal recipes, I stumbled upon a cookie recipe. Yaay! I would be eating something sweet after all.
The recipe is for Keto Cinnamon Butter cookies. Only six ingredients. The Almond Flour would make them gluten free.
The sixth ingredient was Stevia, the artificial sweetener. I don’t particularly like the taste of it and my doctor has advised me to stay away from artificial sweeteners and stick to real sugar. The recipe called for 1/8 of a teaspoon Stevia. I decided to substitute that with 1/4 teaspoon of regular sugar instead.
I rolled the dough into 15 balls and placed them on a greased cookie sheet. My mouth was watering.
Well, actually they looked more like mounds but I didn’t care. I couldn’t wait to bake them and eat them. After baking for 5 minutes the recipe instructed me to remove them from the oven and press them down with a fork.
I popped them back in the oven and continued to bake them for 22 more minutes before pulling them out to cool. They looked so good. Finally they were cool enough to eat.
I picked one up and took my first heavenly bite. YUCK! I was disappointed. What was I expecting? It doesn’t have a cup of sugar in it like everything else I bake. I took a second bite and then a third, hoping it would start tasting sweeter. They weren’t going to taste sweet. Ever.
I guess they’re not really horrible. Just not what my mouth was watering for.