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Mama’s DIY Maple Sweetened Cookies!

6 Jul

Mama’s DIY Maple Sweetened Cookies!.

This recipe would be wonderful for Christmas Cookies!


Mama’s DIY Maple Sweetened Cookies!

6 Jul

Mama's New Sugar Cookie

Mama’s DIY Maple Sweetened Cookies

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted my DIY recipes, but I wanted to share one of the simplest recipes I’ve concocted to make healthier “sweet” treats for my family!

I must admit that this Mama sometimes has a sweet tooth and unfortunately I haven’t always made great choices in what I chose to eat!  I love sweets such as cookies, cakes, and yummy cobblers which were always full of sugars!

But…..now I have found a healthier way of  “baking my favorites.. and eating them too!” without  going overboard of course!

With the ingredients below, I can make cookies that are gluten free and “sweetened” with 100% real maple syrup which I have found when used in moderation actually has some pretty amazing health benefits!

Mama's New Sugar Cookies www.covenantessentials.com

Mama’s New Sugar Cookies http://www.covenantessentials.com

Mama's New Sugar Cookie www.covenantessentials.com

Mama’s New Sugar Cookie

When maple syrup is used in appropriate amounts it has nutrition benefits such as important antioxidants and minerals like zinc and manganese.  Its benefits can also include the ability to lower inflammation and better manage blood sugar.

Mama’s Maple Sweetened Cookies

Ingredients :

2 cups gluten free all-purpose baking flour

1 tsp Rumford baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup real maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift together All purpose flour and baking soda

Melt Coconut oil and  add to the dry ingredients along with the vanilla extract and the maple syrup.

Mix well, dough will be pretty thick.

Drop cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes depending on out crisp you like them.

Variations:  This cookie is much like a basic sugar cookie, you can add a variety of different ingredients to make different kinds of cookies, such a peanut butter, chocolate or cocoa, almond extract, walnuts, pecans, coconut flakes etc…the list can go on and on….


I hope that you will enjoy this recipe and that you concoct some of your favorite kinds of cookies by simply throwing in what you like or what your family likes!  I would love to hear from you!

P.S.  Look for my next DIY Mama post as I will be posting a few more yummy concoctions using this basic cookie recipe!  Until next time have fun concocting!


Source: http://draxe.com/maple-syrup-nutrition/

Ms. Suzy HomeMaker

5 Apr
Mrs. Suzy Homemaker

Mrs. Suzy Homemaker

Feeling Like Mrs. Suzy Homemaker lately!  Had been getting on Pinterest and found all these recipes for homemade laundry detergents, fabric softener, soaps, dishwasher detergent….Had to try them and honestly I love them!   Especially the detergents and the fabric softener!

Recipe for Laundry Detergent

1 bar of Fels-Neptha Soap

I cup 20 Mule Team Borax

1 cup Arm & Hammer Baking Washing Soap

1 5 gallon Bucket with Lid!

Shred Soap with a grater, I used a cheese grater it did a wonderful job….  Put grated soap in a pot of about 6 cups of water and melt.  Do not let it boil.  The whole process took be about 10 minutes to grate and to melt.   Fill your 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water.  After soap is melted pour into the 5 gallon bucket with the water and stir!  Add I cup each of the Borax and the Arm & Hammer baking washing soap and stir again.  Fill the remainder of the bucket up with hot water and stir again.  Place lid on detergent and leave for 24 hours!  The solution will gel up and is almost like a Jello consistency.  After it gels, you can either fill all your containers or do one as you need them which was what I opted for as I do not have the space to store 10 gallon of detergent which is what this recipe makes!   When filling your containers, fill half with the detergent solution and the other half with water!  Thus it doubles the 5 gallon of solution you made Yay!  Important to note…You will need to shake your detergent before actual use as the solution tends to settle, but mixes well when shook.. Add about 1/2 cup to your washer and wash away…For my white clothes I’ve added a little more because I have 2 boys that love to go without shoes outside in their bare feet!

Such a money saver and smells so wonderful! I had less than $10 in the bar of soap and 1 box each of the Borax and Arm& Hammer Laundry Boosters.

My other favorites are the Fabric softener with Essential oils  and the Dishwasher Recipes, but will have to post them later, as I have  2 starving BOYS staring me down waiting for their lunch! 

Update as of March 5, 2014:  I am so pleased to announce that after using homemade detergent for 1 year now…That I still love it more today then when I made it the first time!  One batch of this lasted me around 8 months!  What a bargain!  I have shared this recipe over and over again with many of my friends!



Fall is here and so are PUMPKIN ROLLS!

9 Nov

Fall is here and so are PUMPKIN ROLLS!.

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