Makeover Monday ~ Iced Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

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It is  Monday, so it is time for another recipe makeover. I love to take favorite recipes and make them THM friendly. One of the biggest hurdles people have to overcome is thinking that healthy eating means never having their favorite foods again. The truth is that you can make a healthy version of almost any meal. And most meals don’t require that much work to re-make!

I don’t know what it is like where you live right now, but where I live, fall has settled in for the past week. Now, I know that we still have some summer left where I live as well, but this cool snap has turned my mind to all things fall. Chili, soup, fires, sweaters and of course, all things pumpkin spice! I saw this recipe and new that I had to recreate it to be THM friendly.

These cookies are everything I love about a sugar cookie. They are soft, sweet and delicious! The texture of these is very reminiscent of the iced “lofthouse” style sugar cookies that my kids have always loved from the store. The pumpkin spice flavor makes them a bit more sophisticated though.

I hope that you will enjoy these cookies as much as my family has. They are definitely going to become a fall staple around here!

What You Will Need

Iced Pumpkin Spice sugar Cookies

myhealthyjourneyforlife
Comfy, cozy taste of fall
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/4 cup collagen
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mineral salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup of gentle sweet or xes sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 4 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup of gentle sweet or xes sweetener powdered
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch mineral salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixer, combine sweetener and butter, and beat with paddle attachment until fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla, and continue beating until fluffy and combined.
  • Add baking blend, collagen, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice and stir just until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  • Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon and make 24 even balls of cookie dough and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until edges are golden. Don't over bake. Let cool.
  • To prepare frosting, using the paddle attachment, beat butter, powdered sweetener, pumpkin pie spice, and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • With mixer still running, add in vanilla extract.
  • Divide cream cheese into 4 cubes and drop them into the mixture one at a time until well combined.
  • Frost the cookies after they are cooled completely.

Notes

It is a good idea to refrigerate these cookies after frosting to firm everything up. However they will keep nicely in a sealed container on the counter top for a week.

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like me to THM’ify? Comment below and I will see what I can do!

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Makeover Monday ~ Glazed Lemon Baobab Bars

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It is  Monday, so it is time for another recipe makeover. I love to take favorite recipes and make them THM friendly. One of the biggest hurdles people have to overcome is thinking that healthy eating means never having their favorite foods again. The truth is that you can make a healthy version of almost any meal. And most meals don’t require that much work to re-make!

If you’ve been following my blog for long you might be surprised to see this post! I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from my routine posting here. (Is almost a year too much to call a bit of a hiatus?!?) But a good friend and fellow THM Facebook Admin, Conney Keel, asked me if I could remake this recipe and when I tried it I knew I needed to bring it here!

This recipe for Glazed Lemon Baobab Bars was inspired by this recipe for Lemon Brownies. I love lemon bars and Conney suggested the addition of the baobab. That got my wheels spinning. How could I make this recipe not only waist-line friendly, but also a nutritional powerhouse? I decided to add not only Baobab, for its great Vitamin C addition and citrusy flavor, but I also added collagen for more protein as well as all of the joint, skin and hair benefits it brings. If you do not have collagen, never fear, you can still make this recipe, but adding it is really going to up the nutritional benefits of this treat. And we all know that the more nutritious our treats are, the better we feel about it when we have them for breakfast!

Let me just say, I think these are good right out of the fridge, great at room temperature and over the top amazing slightly warmed! Try them with a few blueberries sprinkled on top!

What you will need:

Glazed Lemon Baobab Bars

myhealthyjourneyforlife
A tangy, sweet dessert that will leave you wanting more!
Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Lemon Baobab Bar Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups THM Gentle Sweet or XES Sweetener*
  • 1 Lemon, Zest and Juice (large lemon)
  • 4 Eggs large
  • 3/4 Cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/4 Cup Collagen
  • 1/4 Cup Baobab
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Xylitol** powdered
  • 1 Lemon, Zest and Juice (large lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp Baobab
  • 1-2 Tbsp Almond Milk (Start with 1, add more if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp Butter or Coconut Oil

Instructions
 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sweetener until light and fluffy.
  • Zest the lemon and chop zest into small bits. Juice the lemon.
  • Mix zest and juice into butter/sweetener mixture.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time until combined.
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Spread the batter into the baking pan. It will be thicker than a normal cake mix but should spread easily.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Do not over bake.
  • While the cake is baking, zest the second lemon and chop zest into small bits. Juice the lemon.
  • In a saucepan, whisk together the powdered xylitol, lemon juice, lemon zest, baobab and 1 tablespoon of almond milk until combined.
  • Put saucepan on medium-low heat and add the butter. Warm the glaze to make sure the sweetener is completely dissolved and butter is incorporated. This will not take long. Just get it completely warmed through. (No more than 2-4 minutes). If the consistency is too thick (it should be a spreadable glaze consistency) you can add a bit more almond milk.
  • When glaze is warmed through, take it off the heat and let it cool completely. You can put it in the refrigerator if desired.
  • When cake is finished baking, allow it to cool completely.
  • Spread the glaze evenly over the lemon bars.
  • At this point you can serve the bars as is or allow them to set up more in the refrigerator. The glaze should be soft, but not runny at room temp and it will be firmer coming from the fridge.

Notes

*Any low-glycemic sweetener can be used, but because they vary in sweetness levels that will difference will need to be taken into account when making the recipe.
**I chose to use xylitol because it does not re-crystallize when cooled like erythritol does.  You can use any low-glycemic sweetener you would like however. Just be aware that there may be crystallization in your glaze if you use an erythritol based sweetener.

Do you have a favorite recipe you would like me to THM’ify? Comment below and I will see what I can do!

As always, I appreciate it when you choose to shop through my affiliate links. It costs you no extra but provides me with a small compensation that helps me keep adding valuable content to this blog.

June Sale

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It’s Sale Time!!!
New products are being released! The newest release of the THM Protein bars are now available: Strawberry Baobab Bliss! (Limit of two bars for his release).
The Guatamama Coffee is now available as well! In addition to this, the Workins are now available in a streaming format as well as DVD.
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As always, I appreciate it when you choose to shop through my affiliate links. It costs you no extra but provides me with a small compensation that helps me keep adding valuable content to this blog.

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6-Week, New Year~New You Accountability Group

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This course will get your year going right! We will start on January 6th and run through February 16th. You will have a chance to check in daily for accountability. There will be 3 or 4 teaching and encouragement posts every day. There will also be a scale victory challenge with a prize; a non-scale victory challenge with a prize; and a random prize drawing as well! In addition to all that you will get daily access to me as your coach and a weekly check-in email for your personal questions!

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