cookies for festive season that are not only low in carbohydrates but
also gluten free. Recipe is based on old, traditional swiss recipe.
Cookies, dry and filled with nuts, keep fresh for weeks and nicely
wrapped make a beautiful christmas gift. Mix
of almonds, cinnamon and cloves gives them a wonderfully wintery
aroma and flavour. Traditionally, the heart-shaped cookies were given as a expression of love :)
(about 45 cookies):
g dark chocolate ( I used Menier)
g ground almonds
g xylitol (powdered)
of ground cloves
the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.
almond in a big, ungreased frying pan. Stir often oven medium heat
until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
almonds, powdered xylitol, cocoa, spices in a medium bowl.
egg whites with a pinch of salt to stiff peaks. Add to dry
ingredients and mix well.
melted chocolate and mix to combine. Form the dough into a
ball, wrapped in a kitchen foil and cool for 1 hour in the fridge.
out the dough (about 1 cm thick) and cut out the shapes. You will
need a little bit of powdered xylitol dusted on the surface to
the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and leave
it for about 12 h or overnight in a dry place (its ok in a room
the cookies with lightly beaten egg white and bake at 200 º C for
about 8 - 13 minutes