Book promotion for my recipe books which are available on Amazon. As from today two of my books will be available for 99p only for one week only. The books which are on promotion are “Baking at its best: Advice for home bakers and would be entrepreneurs” and “Baking at its best: Easter Treats”.
The last 24 hours has been taken up with working on the prices for the gluten free cookies which I have added to my webshop for online delivery. I have been checking on the nutritional information for the cookies too and so I am going to share that information today.
For the Choc Chip Shortbread Cookies, the nutritional content of the cookies are as follows:-
Calories 76.1, Total Fat 4.8 g, Saturated Fat 3.0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1.2g, Cholesterol 11.0mg, Sodium 3.4 mg, Potassium 3.0 mg, Total Carbohydrate 6.2 g, Dietary Fibre 0.2 g, Sugars 1.1 g, Protein 0.7 g.
These cookies are low in calories, quite high in fat and reasonably low in sugar. If I was to adjust this recipe which I may well do I would lower the sugar content as I felt the cookies were very sweet, or they were for myself anyway. The rest of the family loved them and didn’t find them too sweet – but I do have four children. This recipe could easily be adapted and made with dried fruit instead of chocolate chips or even chopped nuts.
The other cookies which I am adding to the webshop are my Lemon Crisp Cookies which have a delicate flavour but are crisp and light with a melt in the mouth feel The nutritional content of these cookies are as follows:-
Calories 167.1, Total Fat 5.7 g, Saturated Fat 3.7 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 13.7 mg, Sodium 71.3 mg, Potassium 11.6 mg, Total Carbohydrate 23.7 g, Dietary Fibre 2.6g, Sugars 0.7 g, Protein 2.9 g.
These Lemon Crisp Cookies are quite low in calories and very low in sugar. The fat content is quite high but some of the fat is from the coconut flour which has good fats in it. There is some dietary fibre in the cookies which I can only think is from the coconut flour too. I will be messing around with this recipe to try different flavours with it and if they work I will add them to the webshop. I am thinking along the lines of coffee or lime and coconut. Definitely something to work on in the future.
My final cookies which I will be adding are the Chocolate Crackle Cookies which were my favourites. These cookies were made completely with coconut flour and contained both milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Using coconut flour in the recipe gives the cookies a “macaroon” mouthfeel with the texture of a “gingersnap”. They have egg replacer included in the recipe so they are egg free too. Very different indeed.
Nutritionally these Chocolate Crackle Cookies contained:-
Calories 69.6, Total Fat 2.3 g, Saturated Fat 1.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.7g, Cholesterol 5.7 mg, Sodium 26.7 mg, Potassium 23.0 mg, Total Carbohydrate 11.5 g, Dietary Fibre 0.5g, Sugars 0.2 g, Protein 1.4 g.
The calories and sugar are very low for these cookies which is a good thing. These are egg free, gluten free and diabetic friendly. The fat content of these cookies is very low so nutritionally these cookies are a winner all round.
All of these cookies can be freshly made, packed and delivered directly to your door, via the Royal Mail, at a reasonable cost. Just go and look on my webshop for more details and treat someone you love or even yourself.