Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fun Cookie Recipe Without Cavity-Causing Sugar!

Dr. Yvonne Szyperski of North Bay Smiles loves sharing healthy recipes with her family, and chooses organic foods whenever possible for her twin boys.

She thought her patients and friends might enjoy a few of her favorite recipes, including this one from Delta Dental's SmileWay portal. Dr. Szyperski's personal twist is to use organic ingredients whenever possible!

Almond Cookies With Xylitol
Got a sweet tooth, but don't want the cavity-causing sugar? Try using xylitol for the sweetener instead. Xylitol has been shown to have decay-preventive qualities, inhibiting the growth of the oral bacteria that cause cavities.

2 cups coconut oil
1½ cups xylitol
2 eggs
1 teaspoon maple extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
A handful of whole almonds

Cream coconut oil and xylitol together. Add eggs and beat well. Beat in extracts. Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to creamed mixture. Drop by tablespoonfuls two inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Press an almond into the center of each cookie. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Let us know if you try one of these, and feel free to post to social media fun photos of your creations. Use #PetalumaDentist or #NorthBayKids (if you make them for the kids, that is!)

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