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Alright, I realize I'm living in a fantasy world here.. But I've been scouring the interwebs for this sort of recipe, and while I've gotten a few nibbles, I'm not sure I've found any keepers!

Anyone have a recipe for cookies that doesn't include sugar and butter? I know I can substitute applesauce for butter, and I'd rather not add Splenda in place of sugar. Would eliminating sugar completely just lead to an awful tasting cookie? I don't mind subtly sweet things, so as long as it's not bland, I'm okay with that! How about adding chopping dates/prunes for sweetness?

Thanks for any input!

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It's not exactly a 'cookie' but I like these for a natural sweet treat.

Banana Cashew Balls

And you can always sub in different berries/nuts for different flavours. I just made a batch with dried cranberries and pecans instead of the cashews and dates.
I've also baked them slightly (10 minutes at 350) for a crunchy snack.

Mmm, those look great!! Thank you!

No offense but, WHY would you want to do this?  I say if you want a cookie, have one really good, decadent one, and savor it.  Otherwise, maybe satisfy your sweet tooth with other naturally sweet whole foods like dried fruits, etc.  But a no sugar, no butter cookie?  What's the point?  IMO, of course :) 

The calories of course ;) I'm a cookie fiend, and I'd like to have more than one if I can. I practice strict, clean eating 90% of the time, and it would be nice to be able to fit cookies in more than just 10% of the time, ya know?

What you are looking for won't ever be a cookie.  The texture of cookies more or less relies on the sugar being whipped into the butter.  So, without both of those ingredients, you aren't going to find a real cookie. 

If you are a cookie fiend as you say, you might as well just eat a real cookie.  Being a cookie fiend myself, I know for certain that a fake cookie just wouldn't satisfy me in any way. 

I would just stick with the real thing if I were you. 

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Try Kashi brand cookies. There's oatmeal flax, and dark chocolate oatmeal. Just becareful to eat one or two, not the whole box. I've done that once........or twice. Cool

Original Post by kbella24:

What you are looking for won't ever be a cookie. 

Agreed.

No sugar, no butter.... no cookie.

Angela has some amazing recipes -- vegan and full of hearty, healthy ingredients.  Check out her recipe page:

http://ohsheglows.com/recipes/

Well, these aren't exactly no sugar, no butter cookies (sorry!), but I stumbled across this page on Eating Well and thought you might be interested in it:

http://www.eatingwell.com/blogs/brierley_wrig ht/2009_05_22/5_skinny_cookies_100_calories_o r_less

Perfect "cookies" for you: sliced butternut squash (in circles) and roasted in the oven @ 375 for an hour or so... you can flip them over after a half hour... oh and sprinkle both side with cinnamon and stevia! :)

You can slice them as thin or as thick as you want... so they can turn out crunchy or mushy!

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Perfect "cookies" for you: sliced butternut squash (in circles) and roasted in the oven @ 375 for an hour or so... you can flip them over after a half hour... oh and sprinkle both side with cinnamon and stevia! :)

You can slice them as thin or as thick as you want... so they can turn out crunchy or mushy!

I'll give that a try (love me some butternut squish!) but I had a question about cutting the squash into circles... How do you do it!?

 

actually i know how to make a no bake frozen oat cookie!

mix up 1/4-1/3 cup drys oats w/3-4 tablespoons of greek yogurt and add whatever sweetener u want... u can also add nut butters or cocoa (<33) powder

shape into a cookie (or brownie!)  and freeze for about 3-4 hours or until its not frozen solid but chewy-its really good!

i also add a bit of soda to the mix cause it helps for some reason!

Original Post by bstudley1:

Original Post by giasbash6260:

Perfect "cookies" for you: sliced butternut squash (in circles) and roasted in the oven @ 375 for an hour or so... you can flip them over after a half hour... oh and sprinkle both side with cinnamon and stevia! :)

You can slice them as thin or as thick as you want... so they can turn out crunchy or mushy!

I'll give that a try (love me some butternut squish!) but I had a question about cutting the squash into circles... How do you do it!?

 

What I do is search for the long butternut squash... so that they're not pear shaped but more... cucumber shaped... that way I can cut circle like shapes... ha ha! Honestly though, cutting them any which way doesn't really change the taste so I don't think it'd matter too much! Enjoy! I love me some butternut squash too, that's for sure!

I got this recipe somewhere and remember making them but don't have the directions written down.  Probably bake at 375° F for 10 min or until brown.

1 cup SPLENDA No Calorie[101167] <--adjust to taste
16 tbs (1 cup) peanut butter[82825]
50 g 1 egg(s)[1123]

I added cacao nibs to one batch.

what about meringues? you can use splenda or stevia and just have delicious protein-y cookies!

here are some websites. i think you just gotta know what to type into your search engine :). if it me..i only use whole unprocessed sweetners, honey, maple syrup, and sometimes agave. i would suggest never use soy product , it is terrible for you. if you're interested in knowing more about that read the Whole Soy Story - here is an amazon link to that - there there are also reviews of it online if you google it

http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Soy-Story-America s-Favorite/dp/0967089751

 

sugar free cookies recipe links

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/sugarfreecooki es/SugarFree_Cookie_Recipes.htm

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sugar-free-coo kie-recipes.html

http://www.google.ca/search?q=recipe+%2B+cook ie+%2B+no+sugar&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF -8&startIndex=&startPage=1&redir_ esc=&ei=LnGLTbrMCIv6sAPViNGKCg

These are my favorite:

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2010/02/banana-m aple-oatmeal-cookies.html

There is maple syrup in them for sweetness, but other than that there's no sugar or butter and they taste fabulous!

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