Judith Comment by Judith yesterday
I Love cookies all year long! Deb~
Here's the recipe from TuD's very own Gerri, plus the variations I've tried. It occurs to me that with a little food coloring, you'd have Christmas cookies, too! I copied this from the old group REcipe Exchange where you can also find my walnut cake and cheesecake recipes.
Gerri’s Low Carb Almond "Sugar" Cookies
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup Splenda (I use 1 tsp stevia--much less needed)
1/4 lb butter at room temp
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
Additional Splenda for sprinkling on top of cookies (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, or use a non-stick baking sheet (I, Judith, haven't done this, being a lazy baker!).
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder & sweetener together. Blend in remaining ingredients until mixed well. Form into 1" balls, place on baking sheet & flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with Splenda (or wait until after baking to try variations).
Bake for 8 minutes, or until set, but not brown. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes & then move to a wire rack to cool. In my oven, it took 10-11 minutes.
Sorry, can't find the carb count for these, but it's low. It's just the carb count for the almond meal & 1 carb for the egg.
You can get a few of each of these out of a double batch if you divide the dough. Or bake up separate batches.
1. Melt about 1oz of carb-neutral Vivani 85% dark chocolate with a Tbsp or so of butter. Drizzle a bit on each cookie after baking and cooling a bit.
2. Stir some of the above chocolate into dough directly. Add a little extra almond flour if it feels too thin at this point. Bake as before.
3. Mix in a bunch of unsweetened coconut flakes and stick a few in the top to get toasty as they bake.
4. Play with adding slivered almonds, same as with the coconut.
And you can mix and match all these variations for a chocolate/coconut/almond YumYum!
NOTE: I may make them a little large. But for me (Judith), a double recipe makes 2 dozen cookies..
I also just figured out a great low carb Snickerdoodle if anyone is interested........