Sunday, October 12, 2014

Lily's Chocolates and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lily's Chocolates and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
I am so happy to tell you about a great product today called Lily's Chocolates.  Lily's Chocolates is delicious stevia-sweetened chocolate.  Founded in 2011, it has quickly become a leader in making all-natural, indulgent chocolate sweetened with stevia.  Stevia is a natural plant based sweetener that is virtually calorie free and low on the glycemic index. 

Lily's Chocolates and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
The products made by Lily's Chocolates are Certified Fair Trade, non-GMO, certified gluten-free, have no added sugar, and are 25% less calories than traditional chocolate.  The chocolate bars shown here are the Creamy Milk Chocolate and the Salted Almond & Milk Chocolate bars.  The Milk Chocolate bar was deliciously melt-in-your mouth chocolate that still tasted sweet, without the over sweet taste of sugar. The Salted Almond & Milk bar had the sweet and salty combination with the milk chocolate and almonds that were salted and roasted to perfection. 

Lily's Chocolates and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
I am so excited to discover this chocolate because, just in time for the holidays, I can offer a sweet treat to those in my family that follow a special diet.  Slip these candy bars into the trick-or-treat pail or a stocking for a child who can't have sugar.  Here is a list of where to buy.

Lily's Chocolates and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lily's Chocolates also have a dark chocolate premium baking chip too.  So you can bake delicious desserts for your loved ones on a special diet also.  The chocolate has a smooth creamy texture and rich chocolate taste.  It baked up perfectly in this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I made.  It is so nice I don't have to leave a person off the menu who has special diet needs.  My oldest son can eat sugar but, he declared this cookie his new favorite chocolate chip cookie and the whole container of cookies disappeared to his room! The only thing that came back was the empty container and crumbs.  This was a soft cake like cookie that was chocolately sweet with Lily's Chocolates
Try this recipe out for yourself:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup 100 % pure pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips
1 tablespoon cocoa

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium bowl combine oil, sugar, pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.  In a small separate bowl combine baking soda and milk and then mix with pumpkin mixture. In another bowl combine cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flour.  Mix the wet ingredients into the dry scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary to mix, but don't over mix.  Put the baking chips into a medium bowl and toss with the cocoa.  (Coating the baking chips will keep them from sinking in the batter.)  Fold the chocolate chips into the batter and add to the batter the cocoa. Let batter sit 10 minutes.  Scoop the dough by tablespoons and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  Bake 11-12 minutes.  Let set for 10 minutes on cookie sheet then place on cooling rack.    
Yield: 36 cookies.
Recipe adapted from: Two Twenty One

This is a cake like cookie with a fluffy texture.  Delicious for a treat anytime. 
Thank you to Lily's Chocolates for the samples of chocolate all the opinions are my own.

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Maarit said...

I think I must try these, they look delicious! What a nice way to hold a rainy, foggy day like this outside...

Betty said...

Those cookies sounds good and looks good. Thanks for the review of the chocolate will have to go their site and check them out.

Unknown said...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies sound yummy...perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Patty Cake's Pantry said...

Those cookies look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.