Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Low Carb Almond Cookies That Everyone Will Love

quick almond cookies

It doesn't have to be a holiday to enjoy these lower carb delicious almond cookies. They are easy to make, flour-less, low in carbs and although simple, they are amazingly tasty. This gluten free recipe contains only 3 basic ingredients and no grains or flours of any kind

With a prep time of only 5 minutes and a cook time of only 8-10 minutes, this quick and easy cookie can be whipped up at the spur of the moment for your family or friends throughout the holidays or to bring to a party!

sliced almond cookies

My good friend and neighbor, Yda, who is an amazing cook, gave me this recipeHer recipe uses only almonds, sweetener and egg whites.  

Where do I get large bags of sliced almonds at a reasonable price? 
You can purchase bags of sliced almonds at Trader Joe's or Costco. Their prices are reasonable, and they are also available online on AmazoTrader Joe's Raw Sliced Almonds - Take advantage of the convenience and savings online.

My parchment paper is unbleached to avoid the toxins that are in bleached white parchment paper. I use a non-bleached parchment paper that I buy for 5.99 a roll in a local supermarket. I noticed that they sell the same brand online at Amazon for 4 rolls IF YOU CARE 100% Unbleached Silicone Parchment Paper, 70-Foot Roll (Pack of 4) for $21.14.

The Recipe

Author of Gluten Free A-Z Blog: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
Makes: 1 dozen cookies

1 cup of sliced almonds
2 egg whites, mixed with a fork (do not beat egg whites)
1/2 cup of sugar
Optional: reduce the sugar to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of chopped dried fruit of choice ( chopped dates, chopped raisins, or chopped dried cranberries)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Using a large mixing bowl and a spoon, mix sliced almonds, whites of the 2 eggs that have been mixed lightly with a fork, and sugar. Place spoonfuls on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cookies look crisp. Watch carefully so they do not burn.

Optional: reduce sugar to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup of chopped dried fruit of choice ( chopped dates, chopped raisins, or chopped dried cranberries)

Mix (do not beat) the egg white slightly with a fork
sliced almonds
Add the almonds

almond cookies on a cookie sheet
Drop by spoonfuls on a lined cookie sheet 

almond cookies

My Notes: 
1. This is a perfect cookie for Passover since it does not contain any flour.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Happy Hanukkah and Blender Latke Recipe

It' s Hanukkah - Let Your Light Shine Bright

See my traditional family Chanukah latke recipe that my mother used to make in the blender! Quick easy and delicious.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Star

My Wordless Wednesday Selection

Opposite Rockefeller Center in NYC is a Swarovski display with the information about the huge  Swarovksi crystal star the tops the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree each year

Quite interesting and spectacular

Friday, December 1, 2017

Gluten Free Rugelach

tray of gluten free regalach

Have you heard of rugelach? 
They are a traditional Eastern European pastry with a Yiddish name that means little twists or rolled things. Traditionally they are made with butter, sour cream or cream cheese, flour and sugar.
This is a gluten free (and vegan) version of the real thing that is quite tasty.