Hot Cocoa Cookies THM-FP, Low fat, Low Carb, Gluten Free

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These cookies make a delicious afternoon treat, or dessert after a meal of any THM fuel type! There are only about 1.3 grams of fat in each cookie!

For this recipe you will need:

1 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 Tbsp. nonfat Greek yogurt
1/8 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2.5 Tbsp. THM Baking Blend
1/2 cup plus 2.5 Tbsp Brown Swerve, or another on plan brown sugar substitute that measures like brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
6 Tbsp. egg whites
1/2 tsp. vanilla
THM approved chocolate chips (I use Lily's)

Preheat oven. Cream together butter, yogurt, egg whites, and Brown Swerve; add vanilla. Then add all dry ingredients, except the Max Mellows and chocolate chips. Use a cookie scoop to place dough on a parchment paper lined pan. Spray the back of a large spoon with nonstick spray to flatten out each ball of dough so that it's about the size of a baked cookie.

Bake at 350 for 15-16 minutes. While the cookies are baking cut up some Max Mellows so that you have around 42 small pieces of marshmallows (3 for each cookie).
Take cookies out of oven and immediately press 3 pieces of marshmallows and around 3 or 4 chocolate chips on each cookie. Put pan back in oven for 30 seconds. Remove pan, and let the cookies sit on cookie sheet until cooled. The cookies will appear a bit underdone at first.

Have you had Max Mellows before? I find them much more reasonably priced in the baking aisle at Wal-Mart. A word of warning- many mama's can't handle eating too many Max Mellows at once (me included) or it can cause stomach upset. I find that if I stick to a serving size they don't bother me. I notice with just the 3 small bits of marshmallow per cookie I am not bothered. 

Another way I love to have Max Mellows, and not have too many, is by having small bits of them mixed up with peanuts, and on plan chocolate and butterscotch chips. That would be an S, and I often have it as an S dessert or snack by itself. I find the Max Mellows really give it some low calorie bulk in an otherwise calorie dense dish. It also tastes like a candy bar to me!



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