Monday, 25 May 2015

Lemon cookies

Who doesn’t like a cuppa with a nice cookie? It’s quite difficult to find a good recipe for low carb cookie,s but I’m determined to find something, that tastes good. My attempt to make peanut butter cookies was really successful, but I would like to find different flavors and experiment with different ingredients.
I’ve started with lemon and adapted traditional cookie recipe by swapping flour and adding coconut oil. The cookies turned out aromatic and really tasty. They were a bit soft, but that’s a nature of xylitol, and it’s impossible to get that crunchiness without using sugar or honey. I’m planning to make an orange version and possibly some with chocolate chips too.


Ingredients (make 25 cookies):
  • 120g ground almond
  • 60g soya flour
  • 100g xylitol (powdered)
  • 1 egg
  • 40g coconut oil (melted but not hot)
  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate soda
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of ½ lemon

Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking tray with baking paper.
  • Mix together all dry ingredients. Add the coconut oil, egg and lemon juice. Mix well together.
  • Scoop dough one level tablespoon at a time and form little ball. Place it on a baking tray and press down gently.
  • Bake for about 10 -13 minutes until golden brown.

Make a cup of tea and enjoy :)



Nutritional information:

Whole batch
1 cookie
Carbohydrate
42g
1.6g
Calories
1636
65

2 comments:

  1. Does the Carbohydrate information include sugars

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    1. There is no sugar in this recipe. It includes xylitol which doesnt affect sugar levels that much ( it contains 75% less active carbs than white sugar). I calculated net carbs (including any sugars occuring in listed ingredients)

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