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This recipe works well with orange zest added, or you can add more ground ginger if you want a bigger ginger kick. Avoid adding fresh ginger (it is too wet), or stem ginger which is seeped in syrup. You can also melt some 70% cocoa dark chocolate to pipe, drizzle or dunk these in.
The cookies themselves are low carb, but of you decide to add a small amount of normal icing to these, remember that normal icing sugar will increase the carb content and so it is best to increase your pairing when eating them. Icing sugar is pure sugar and will have an instant impact on blood sugar levels.
Sweeteners vary greatly and so I advise using the one specified in the recipe (if I have specified one) for the best results.
I find xylitol works very similar to sugar in baking, it weighs the same like for like as sugar and it is also a natural sweetener. Xylitol when eaten in large amounts may, like many sweeteners cause a laxative type effect, but I find it is not as bad as other sweeteners in this respect at all. The type of xylitol I purchase is called Total Sweet and is available in some larger supermarkets, health food stores like Holland & Barrett and on Amazon.
If you choose to use a different sweetener you may need significantly less than the recipe stipulates and you may experience a bitter aftertaste in your baked goods. Xylitol weighs the same like for like as sugar, where as many other sweeteners only need a tiny amount for the same sweetness, Jo xx
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