Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Taste of Christmas

Christmas is over, buts scents and flavors are continuing strong!
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The girls have still been baking every day, sometimes twice a day...

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Holiday treats were difficult when we first started going natural and healthy in our eating, but over the years we developed our recipes and methods until most of our treats replicate ordinary cookies in every way, except that they are more satisfying (you can't eat more than a few in a row) and they are just tastefully sweetened (not crystallizing your mouth from sugar at every bite). 

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In fact, these have no sugar in them at all. The frosting is a honey-sweetened cream cheese/vanilla and or chocolate.
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These chocolate frosted peanut butter cookies don't even have any wheat in them! The grains are all very rich in nutrients, yet the cookies are light, chewy and yummy! 
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Decorations are dried fruit, fruit leather, carob chips and strawberry jelly.
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After two failed attempts, the girls are still trying to get a natural ginger bread house to work, as they had a few years ago. Pieces set aside for its construction today...
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Yesterday, Donna and Theresa made popcorn balls together. :-)
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So, really, a few of these healthy cookies and a glass of milk could be a complete meal... not that I've ever done that. ;)

Anyone interested any of the girl's recipes, just ask and I'll get them on here to share. :)


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7 comments:

  1. I love those little gingerbread boys and girls...what a great idea to sweeten cream cheese with honey or jelly's... I'm always looking for ideas on how to limit our family's sugar intake. My family seems to be a little resistant to the idea so I've started small by making most things from scratch this way I can at least cut back on the sugars.

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  2. Would be very interested in your recipes. I have twoboys with sweet tooths and anyway I can make them treats that are healthy to would be a great help! Thank you!

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  3. the treats look lovely, we would love to know the recipies thankyou x

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  4. cookie recipes please :)
    especially the peanut butter ones...wish I could snatch one through the screen

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  5. Becky and Katie TappDecember 30, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Please put ALL the recipes up!!!
    We LOVE your Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Our little brother loves them.
    He calls them "mud balls" as, we think you can guess, he loves mud. ;)
    We would love to have some of your flour(gluten)free recipes for our Mom, she would love to try some.
    We are trying to go all natural with the food and any recipes would be greatly appreciated.
    We love your blog. We check it just about every day.
    We love all the great toys you make.
    We make Felt food. Look it up on Google images... it's lots of fun to make, and seems to be popular. Maybe your family might be interested in this for your store.

    God Bless
    Becky and Katie

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  6. Frosted peanut butter cookies please..... :) I am just now getting to my emails and blog readings and these look so good!! Thanks in advance! vermont66@yahoo.com

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  7. Please can I have the yummy, chewy wheat-free peanut butter and chocolate cookie recipe?? :) :)

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