Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Harvard Sweet Boutique + Low-Carb Cookies

Finding a cute package like this on my door step instantly brightened my day:

I mean, how adorable is that?

This polka dot package was sent to me by the kind folks at Harvard Sweet Boutique, a gourmet, all-natural dessert company based out of Hudson, Mass. All of Harvard Sweet Boutique's cookies, brownies, and toffee are made from-scratch with real, quality ingredients. They also offer low-carb and gluten-free treats for those with dietary restrictions.

In my cute little package I received a variety of cookies, brownies, and a toffee bar, but I have to say my favorite was the Peanut Butter Snack Brownie

This rich, fudgy brownie is topped with peanuts, pretzels, and chocolate chunks. I loved the combination of salty and sweet, and the salty components helped to tone down the brownie's sweetness.

Along with the package of goodies, Harvard Sweet Boutique also sent me a recipe for their Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies. I ended up using chunky peanut butter, since that's all we had, but these cookies came out fantastic regardless. Chewy and full of chocolate - how could that be bad?

Low-Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies (from Sue George, owner of Harvard Sweet Boutique)
Yields: About 36 cookies
(12g carbohydrates per 1 oz. serving)
-1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
-1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
-1/2 cup light brown sugar
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1 egg
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 1/4 cup flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or butter.
3.) Cream butter, peanut butter, light brown sugar, and sugar with mixer.
4.) Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
5.) Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk to mix.
6.) Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and stir until just blended.
7.) Add chocolate chunks and mix well.
8.) Bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown.

If you're interested in trying Harvard Sweet Boutique for yourself - or for a gift! - they're running an online promotion through December 31, 2013. Just simply use code 2013Gift at checkout to receive 20% off your order.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!

These products were complimentary, but the opinions expressed in this post are honest and 100% my own.


  1. I don't believe it was left on your doorstep just like that. It will be taken by the dogs or cats around. Anyway, those are awesome treats. I really love brownies and those are one of the best-looking kind I have seen so far. :)

    1. Haha, the cute box was sealed in an actual package. Otherwise, not sure it would have gotten through the mail.... ;)

  2. This is so precious! I'll have to get on their website and see if they make cross country deliveries! :) Fingers crossed! In the meantime, TOTALLY trying those PB and Chocolate cookies!