Almond Butter Cookies – Gluten Free-Low Carb

Almond butter cookie

These little gems are crispy, buttery, almondy, crunchy and work really well for a dessert for those who are eating low carb/low glycemic and/or are eating gluten free. They also do not contain any egg.

I’ve really been missing my sweets lately, and getting tired of the ones I’ve been eating (mainly whipped cream or yogurt based). I wanted some crunch, but so many baked goods have a strong sweetener taste. I think the Stevia flavor is minimal in this recipe. I don’t mind it at all. The original recipe is in the Six Ingredients or Less Low Carb cookbook, but I made a few additions this week. The cookies are reminiscent of shortbread and would be even more like shortbread if you leave out the chopped nuts. Drizzling with dark chocolate is optional. I like them either way……..and the kids have managed to devour two batches this week.

I really don’t know how it gets much easier than this. Combine all ingredients, blend, bake, eat.

Low carb cookie tray 4

The other recipe on this tray is Chocolate Coconut Drops.

Almond Butter Cookies - Gluten Free-Low Carb

By Linda Hazen Published: May 6, 2014

  • Yield: cookies (30 Servings)

These little gems are crispy, buttery, almondy, crunchy and work really well for a dessert for those who are eating low carb/low glycemic and/or are eating gluten free. They also do not contain any egg. Reminiscent of nutty shortbread.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325•F. Combine all the ingredients until blended. Drop by teaspoons or use small cookie scoop onto Silpat or parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a fork as cookies will not spread. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until somewhat firm and lightly browned.
  2. If desired, drizzle with dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is low in carbs, but intense on flavor. Just a drizzle won't impact your carb count for the day much at all.

Remember when following a low carb/low glycemic diet you are not worried about calories, nor healthy fat. And when it comes to carbs, be sure and deduct the fiber to get an accurate count. In this recipe the total carbs are 3.6, but the fiber is 1.9, so the total net carbs are 1.7 per cookie. For me, I don’t even count carbs. I’m concerned about glycemic impact. These cookies have very little glycemic impact as they are mainly healthy fat, protein and fiber. Just remember – do not combine combine low calorie dieting (which may be high in carbs) with high calorie low carb dieting – you will gain weight. Do one or the other.  Click on the Weight Loss tab for more information.

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