Low Carb Holiday Desserts
Studded with both chocolate and peppermint, these meringues are the stuff sugar plum dreams are made of. Better yet, because meringue cookies do not require flour, they are lower in carbohydrates than most cookies.
Note: For these, a combination of sugar and sugar substitute is used. Do not eliminate the sugar entirely as the cookies will not dry out properly.
Note: This collection of holiday treats comes from kitchen magician Marlene Koch, author of Eat What You Love, unless otherwise noted.
Oven-Fried Catfish Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Wild Rice with Sunflower Seeds Apple Slaw with Blue Cheese Creamy Sherry Chicken Panko Crusted Dijon Chicken Spinach and Sesame Salad Hamburger and Mushroom Pizza Double-Chocolate Pecan Balls Cajun Barbeque Chicken
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