The holidays can be a non-stop temptation of sweets if you aren’t prepared. With fewer office parties, and holiday parties in general, this pandemic just might keep you on track with your eating. Lemonade out of lemons, friends.

I have never met a cookie, piece of candy, cake or pie I didn’t like. Unfortunately, eating sweets like an unattended toddler at a birthday party is the “gateway drug” for getting as far from the Keto lifestyle as you can get.

Luckily, there are lots of recipes out there that give you your cookie, candy, cake and pie fix. My go to cookie is Melissa Sevigny’s Snickerdoodle recipe.
I have found that if I leave out the last part of rolling the cookie in cinnamon, it tastes more like my German Grandma’s butter cookie. And I never thought I would find a substitute for her melt-in-your-mouth butter cookie recipe.

If cake is your thing, nobody is better than Carolyn Ketchum from All Day I Dream About Food. She has created some out of this world recipes for any kind of cake. But she doesn’t stop at cake! She also has several versions of pies and candy that taste like you’re cheating- but you’re not!

So if sweets are your achilles heel (like me), find some of these delicious and satisfying recipes and get baking! You can enjoy baked goodies again without the guilt this holiday season.

Karen Cook
Karen Cook

Hi, my name is Karen Cook, and I’ve been an Interior Designer for over 20 years. I have experience in commercial design ( Steelcase 9000 anyone?!) and residential design.
While I love many different eras, I am most passionate about mid century modern. So let’s indulge our mutual love of all things mid-century!