These slice-and-bake chocolate pinwheels are a fun low carb holiday cookie. Serve them to friends and family; no one will guess they are sugar-free and grain-free.
My friends, I am beyond tired at the moment. The movers arrived yesterday and we spent the day directing and checking off boxes and trying to get everything where it needed to go. And this morning, from the moment we got up to right now, as I am writing this, we unpacked. We unpacked and we repacked and we moved boxes and we shifted things and we put together shelving and we rearranged and we just kept moving all day long. There wasn’t a moment or a movement wasted, it was all about finding a place for things and getting ourselves situated. I’d love to tell you that after a hard day’s work we were done, but we’re not. Not even close. As I sit here, I look about a room filled to bursting with boxes. Some of them are empty and some of them are completely full. I can’t even access my front door as the entry way is filled with empty boxes full of packing paper. My arms ache and my feet ache and my legs ache and I am beyond exhausted. And the best part? We get to do it all over again in 6 months. Because this house is just a rental and now we need to hunt for a house to buy. But for now, we just need to settle in a bit here.
I will confess that the kitchen in our rental leaves a lot to be desired. It’s small, cramped and has a very old electric oven that does not give me the control of the modern gas range I had back in Massachusetts. We chose the house for the location over and above the amenities, and it’s going to be a bit of a challenge to cook and bake in that kitchen. It’s also going to be a quite a challenge to take photos in this little dark house. We shall see how that goes. I can’t live without baking and I love taking photos and sharing my recipes with you so I am sure I will persevere but it’s going to test the limits of my creativity. Bear with me!
Thankfully, I made and shot a number of recipes before we moved so I have a few in reserve. These pinwheel cookies were fun to make and my kids were over the moon with them. The dough was definitely fragile and needed gentle “patching” as I rolled them up. But once they were rolled, it was just slice-and-bake easy peasy. They’re so festive and no one will believe they are low carb or grain-free. They are definitely cookies you can take to any party or get together with pride!
Please see my Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies on A Sweet Life Diabetes Magazine.