Enjoy a bite sized taste of tiramisu with these low calorie and low-fat Tiramisu Ball Cookies. Share some with the ones you love this Valentine’s Day.
I am so excited about these little nuggets of deliciousness. Sure I could make a whole tiramisu, but then I would eat the entire dish of it. If I make a bite sized portion, like these Tiramisu Ball Cookies, then I will have one or two. Portion control baby! I know you probably think that I would eat them all, but for some reason I equate one ball with one dish. If I eat one ball, I have eaten the entire cookie. On the other hand eating a scoop does not feel like eating the entire tiramisu. Go figure! I know it is twisted thinking, but bite size desserts work best for me.
Looking at my day, I have so many food pitfalls. A healthy breakfast is always easy for me. Lunch is terribly hard. I always want to go out. Then there is the 3pm to 4 pm snack craving, danger, danger! Dinner is almost always healthy. After dinner I would facilitate between wanting salty than sweet than salty again. It would go on and on. Then we all started having a bite sized dessert after dinner. After about a week, I realized I wasn’t constantly looking for salty than sweet food after dinner. I was satisfied with one bite sized treat, because we all had one. Then dessert was over, finished, done! I wasn’t craving more. This has worked for me for a few months now. I cannot tell you how good it feels to be in control of my eating for one more of my “problem” times. I am working on my lunch issues now.
I think it was because we are eating dessert as a family. It has become an event, albeit small. Now it is a ritual. We all have one cookie or a miniature ice cream bite. Instead of the food being in control, I am in control and am teaching my daughter, that one bite is enough. That time just makes me feel loved and every night makes me thankful for my family, and how much I love them. I fill filled with love instead of wanting to feel full from food. I have to say feeling full from love is so much better than feeling full from food.
That makes Tiramisu Ball Cookies perfect for Valentine’s Day. They are the perfect little treat to share with the ones you love. They are made with love!
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Tiramisu Ball Cookies (Low Calorie, Low Fat)
- 7 oz lady fingers about 24 cookies
- 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
- 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese softened
- 1 tbsp coffee-flavored liquor
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place lady fingers and 3/4 cup sugar in a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
Add the espresso powder and cinnamon Pulse until combined.
Add the cream cheese, liquor and vanilla extract. Process until a round dough forms.
Using a round teaspoon full of dough, roll into balls and place onto the baking sheet. (About 36 balls)
Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp. sugar and cocoa powder.
Sift all over the balls.
Place back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Transfer to an air-tight container.
I calculated one ball is 2 Weight Watcher smart points
Adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine.
Happy Healthy Eating,
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