Kids will LOVE these guys! Mine comes running into the kitchen at the first whiff. Now, this is really a basic cookie recipe that needs just one thing to work even better…YOUR IMAGINATION! You can use these for birthday parties, to send along to a friends house as a healthy snack. Or just eat them during movie night! Mommies, you know that even though we don’t encourage snacking for no reason on a LCHF lifestyle, we do treasure making special memories.
I think my kids are just content on this lifestyle because we still celebrate with nutritious food, and we savor every bite together. It is nice to KNOW what you are eating in the end…
Here is the basic recipe.
Vanilla Cookie Ingredients:
1 & 1/2 Cup Almond Meal/Flour
8 Tbsp Desiccated Coconut
1 tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Xylitol
6 Tbsp Milk
6 Tbsp Soft Butter
2 tsp Baking powder
1. Whisk the butter & xylitol till creamy. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and whisk till fluffy.
2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add the egg mix and mix well.
3. Scoop slightly heaped Tbsp fulls onto a buttered, wax paper lines cookie sheet pan. Leave enough room for the cookies to expand.
4. Bake for 10 -12 minutes or till firm and brown in a preheated oven of 180 deg C.
5. Allow to cool and peel off of the wax paper.
For a choc – chip version, I use 3 blocks of a Caring Candies chocolate bar. I simply give them a rough chop and add to the dry ingredients before I pour the egg mix in.
You can even buy choc – chip off cuts from the Caring Candies factory shop in Cape Town. See this link for details and factory prices.
Otherwise Caring Candies are available at these retailers in South Africa and abroad.
If like me, you love a bit of satisfying 85% dark chocolate, go ahead and chop up 2 blocks of Lindt. That is if you have the self restraint not to eat the rest of it and save it for a next batch.
Make this decadent fruity icing and top with some Caring Candies Sugar – free Frutz. Just remember, 3 pieces of candy counts as a serving for a day.
Lemon drop Icing:
2 Tbsp Cream Cheese (At room temperature)
2 Tbsp Soft Butter
2 Tbsp Xylitol
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
1 Tbsp Cream
Whisk ingredients together till glossy and thick. Scoop onto the cookies. Top with crushed sugar – free candies and smiles will lead the way!
Now make your own flavour combinations and enjoy!
(Yields 14 -16 medium cookies)