Updated: Apr 2, 2019
Learn how to make this basic cookie and stay within your macros.
This cookie recipe is quite simple and tasty. Derived from a pie crust, these cookies are not overly sweet but definitely helped curb my sweet tooth. I did a basic sugar cookie but you could easily change up the flavor by varying the extract in the recipe. I haven’t tried yet, but I do think almond or maple extract would taste yummy.
If you are a cookie lover (like me), you may feel cookies are simply out of reach on a low carb diet. Most cookies are loaded with carbohydrates, but you can enjoy these guilt free and still maintain your diet. You can use whatever sweetener you prefer, but I recommend sticking to granulated to get that sugar cookie texture.
This versatile recipe can serve as a pie crust or cookies.
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup sweetener
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat to prevent sticking.
Combine almond flour, baking powder, salt and sweetener in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk dry ingredients until fully combined.
Next cut in 3 tablespoons of butter using a pastry blender or a fork. Process until the mixture forms into coarse crumbs.
Add egg and vanilla extract to the crumb mixture and stir until the dough forms into a ball.
Transfer the dough to the cookie sheet, dropping in rounded spoonfuls. Lightly press dough balls with a fork to flatten.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes 12 cookies.
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