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Old 12-25-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
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I need y'alls help again. I asked for help earlier...and y'all came through with flying colors. My low sugar apple Cinnamon oatmeal cookies were a total hit with my diabetic friend. So much so..that his wife has asked me to help her with a project.

On Valentines day, they are going to give the elderly church choir members that are no longer active a gift basket. She has asked me to help out and make cookies for these baskets.

I need low sodium, diabetic friendly cookie recipes appropriate for old folks. if you help me...I guarantee you will receive karma points for making a seniors day bright!


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Old 12-25-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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I am also diabetic. Like Aunt Bea said, an adult diabetic can easily fit most foods into their diets. For me, I find that oatmeal cookies, fruit bars and breads, etc. can all work well. I try for items with higher fiber and increased proteins (via nuts, etc.) work best with my diet. Lowering the salt is rarely an issue for me since I never use much salt anyway.

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 AM   #13
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I would not get hung up on making a cookie for a group of elderly diabetics.

Concentrate on making a great cookie that everyone can enjoy.

I would look for recipes that get flavor from citrus zest, spices, extracts, etc... and just drop the salt.

I would also look for high fiber ingredients as Kathleen suggests. Try fiddling around with a recipe like this one.

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipe - The Artful Parent

Cut the sugar in half, drop the salt, cut the cranberries by half and chop them to release flavor, add some finely chopped walnuts, leave off the sprinkle of sugar etc...

Pick up the Valentine theme with the splash of red from the cranberries, the heart shape and some inexpensive red, heart themed, packaging from the dollar store. Sell the sizzle, not the steak!

You have plenty of time to experiment and it doesn't sound like you will have trouble assembling a tasting panel!

Good luck and have fun!
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #14
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I made apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies with half the sugar...and they were a huge hit! Thank you so much for the advise.

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