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Old 06-08-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question Help understanding cookies!

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I've wanted to join a cooking forum for a long time, but just recently got the push I needed from getting completely stuck. My Dad, my sister, and I cannot have sugar or white flour. I've gotten really good at working without them in some common recipes, but one thing I REALLY miss is Oreos. They have a sugar free kind, but it's of course made with white flour, and also contains terrible toxic sweeteners. I really, really want to make them on my own, but the recipe I found on the food network was TERRIBLE. The chocolate wafers were a complete disaster.

Basically my problem is this. How do you make a crunchy wafer like cookie? The recipe I tried just tasted stale and awful. Not at all like the delicious wafers of an oreo cookie. Does anyone have a good recipe for this type of cookie? Or perhaps no the secret to getting extra crunch to a cookie?

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Old 06-10-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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You can get used to whole grains, speciallyif you don't eat anything else, but the fake sugars don't react well to heat. I don't know if you can get an Oreo cookies with your ... limitations.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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Pure Stevia Extract powder (1.3 oz. - 990 servings) can be used in baking without worry about temperature. KAL brand is what I use exclusively. It has 0 carbs, 0 calories, and doesn't effect your blood sugar.

I would look into using almond flour for baking your wafers.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:45 PM   #4
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Welcome to DC. This is the place where you can get some ideas of how to bake what you crave without the sugar or flour.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies!
I love stevia and it's one of my favorite sweeteners. For baking I usually use Xylitol, which is also natural with glycemic index of only 7, because it measures like sugar.

I'm really more wondering about a recipe for a really good crunchy cookie. It doesn't have to be without sugar or white flour. I can do that part myself. I just haven't been able to find a "wafer-like" recipe that works yet. Does anyone know one?
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