Cindy's Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

Ingredients:

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (smart balance)

3/4 cup granulated stevia

3/4 cup packed stevia/brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Dark Chocolate Morsels

1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and sea salt in small bowl. Beat butter, stevia, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

Cindy's Healthy Pumpkin-Cheesecake Bars

Cindy's Healthy Pumpkin- Cheescake Bars

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 tablespoons smart balance butter melted and cooled
  • 1 3/4 cups stevia
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 kosher salt
  • 1 package (8 oz.) fat free or lite cream cheese, at room temperature

DIRECTIONS:

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1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 10x 15 inch baking pan with non-stick foil or parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and 1 1/2 cups stevia  until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs, pumpkin, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/3 cup water until well blended.

3. In another bowl, mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until and combine until well blended. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan

4. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, remaining egg, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, and remaining ½ teaspoon of vanilla until smooth.

5. Drop cream cheese mixture in evenly spaced portions over the pumpkin batter. Pull a knife tip through filling to swirl slightly into batter.

6. Bake in a 350° oven until center of the pumpkin batter (not cream cheese mixture) springs back when touched, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely in pan, then cut into 24 bars.