I suspect a person who does not like cookies. I mean, really? Being a cookie monster, cookies are definitely one of my personal stumbling blocks when it comes to dieting. They’re just too delicious to resist! But being on low-carb diet means I have to restrict my sugar intake. So, I had to look for ways how I can indulge myself without being too unhealthy. Here are my top three yummiest and easiest low-carb cookie recipes!
Low-carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing beats the classic chocolate chip cookies. This is my personal favorite! Not only are they easy to make, they are also the quickest to prepare.
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- ½ cup salted butter
- ¾ cup natural sweetener (I personally use Natvia)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Melt the butter, but it should not be hot.
- In a mixing bowl, put the butter and beat it with your choice of natural sweetener. Ass vanilla and the eggs. Mix it for another 15 to 20 seconds.
- Add the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the mixture is well-combined.
- Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and then mix with your hands.
- You can roll (It makes up for a fun, supervised activity with the kids) or scoop the dough and make 12 balls. Place them on a baking tray.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Voila! Your cookies are ready, but let them cool first before you serve them.
Low-carb and Flourless Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
The only thing better than chocolate chip cookies is CHEWY and double chocolate chip cookies!
- 1 cup natural creamy almond butter
- 2/3 cup confectioners erythritol (For some who may find this intimidating, this ingredient is actually just low-carb natural sweetener)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon melted salted butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup sugar-free dark chocolate baking chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the almond butter, erythritol, cocoa powder, peanut butter powder, eggs, butter, water, vanilla extract, and baking soda.
- Using an electric hand mixer, mix until all ingredients are well combined. Don’t worry because it is meant to be a very thick dough. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Form the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch balls. This will produce 12 good sized cookies. You can make them smaller to yield more cookies.
- Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place on a cooling rack to allow the cookies to cool before eating.
Low-carb and Gluten-free Chewy Choco Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
If you cannot decide whether you are craving something sweet or salty, this is the right fix for you. The combined sweet and salty taste will surely hit the right spot.
- 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (If you find this step too tedious, I have a tip for you. Instead of frying bacon, I use ready-made bacon sprinklers or toppings. They also give the same flavor sans the prep time.)
- 1 cup low-sugar, chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup granular natural sweetener
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Cook bacon until crispy, crumble and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, sweetener, and egg. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Now, for this part, I put on a pair of gloves and did this by hand. The peanut butter was thick and it just made it easier.
- Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract and baking soda to the mixture. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
- Mix in bacon crumbles. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Form dough into 12 equal sized balls, place on the baking lined baking sheet, and flatten just a bit.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Ta-da! Now you have my favorite sweet and salty cookies! Remove from oven and place baking sheet on a cooling rack. You have to be careful, though, because if you do not let the cookies cool completely, they will fall apart.
Okay, so don’t think just because I gave you these super yummy recipes, I am enabling you to stray from your low-carb diet. But I do recognize that there should be cheat days when you want to indulge and eat something you would not on a normal day - and that is more than okay. Just remember that disciplining and suppressing your appetite is for your own good and you will see the results when you stay true to it!