Lower Carb Cookies

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I made some almond butter cookies and some peanut butter cookies a few weeks ago.  Amazing.  These two cookie recipes are a little too dangerous for me to have around.  I loved them almost too much.  They are a lower carb version of your regular cookie, but they still have carbs.  Luckily, both times I made these, it was for a party, so I couldn’t eat them all.  I love sweets, and I sometimes I miss having a sweet treat.  It is a slippery slop though…real sugar is a no go for me, and artificial sweeteners affect me in other ways.  I choose to not eat sugar and wheat for reasons other than losing weight.  First of all, it makes my UC worse.  Secondly, I am extremely addicted to sugar.  The chocolate chips in the first recipe seriously put me over the edge.  (Meaning I ate the rest in one day.)

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Here is what you need for the almond butter cookies:

  • 1 jar of almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia powder extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake (16) cookies for 15 minutes.

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These turned out really good.  Too good.  This recipe made 16 big cookies and they came in at around 150 calories each.  (13g of fat, 8 carbs and 6 g of protein)  This is fine if you eat one cookie, but who does that?  They were still a little to high carb for me, so I decided I would eliminate the chocolate chips and try using a chocolate bar and peanut butter.

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Peanut Butter Cookies:

  • 1 jar of Crazy Richards peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 80% cocoa bar (broken into small pieces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid stevia
  • 2 eggs (not pictured)

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This dough was a little more doughy and less grainy than the first recipe.  Same deal as the first…Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.

This recipe also made 24 cookies.  That made each cookie come in at about 100 calories, 10 grams of fat, 5 carbs, and 6 grams of protein.

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How are you around sweets??  Can you keep cookies in your house? Leave me a comment.  XO

 

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2 thoughts on “Lower Carb Cookies”

  1. These look AmAZING!! No, I can’t keep anything around my house that is yummy. I totally rationalize that it’s healthy when I make the “clean” version, and end up hiding in the corner of my kitchen eating it so my kids don’t catch on! I have had good success with having one dessert a week– anything I want (cupcake, chiperoo, etc). This weather depressed me and threw me off track, but when I am in the groove it gives me something to look forward to weekly. I also find myself questioning “that piece of candy”, or that “ok looking cookie”, because If I choose that then that is my indulgence for the week

    1. Beth- I am glad I’m not the only one! It is just better for me to do what you do also. I usually wait and once a month or so have something really amazing for dessert when I am out. Or treat my family to a trip to the Frozen yogurt place where I load up on all the crazy toppings!

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