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 recipe
Her recipe uses strictly almonds, sweetener and egg white.  Personally, I reduced the sugar and added some chopped dried fruit that I diced into small pieces. I've posted her basic recipe at the end of the post as well as my adaptations.

Where do you get large bags of sliced almonds at a reasonable price? 
You can purchase bags of sliced almonds at Trader Joe. Their prices are reasonable, and they are also available online on Amazon Trader Joe's Raw Sliced Almonds - If you don't live near a Trader Joe, this is a real help to be able to take advantage of the convenience and savings online.

In addition, Costco sells large bags of sliced almonds which work great in this recipe.

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.

I live in a high traffic area in the winter, so I depend on Amazon Prime for convenience as well better prices. With Amazon Prime, I usually get my order in 2 days with free shipping!

The Recipe

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


Ingredients: 
1 cup of sliced almonds
2 egg whites, mixed with a fork (do not beat egg whites)
1/2 cup of coconut crystal sugar (which is lower carb than regular 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)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl mix with a fork sliced almonds, white of the 2 eggs that has been mixed lightly with a fork, and coconut or regular 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 and or optional dried fruit

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

almond cookies














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20 comments:

  1. Made similar cookies before, but without fruit...these are so delicious and addictive.

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    1. I added the fruit and reduced the sugar.. But I make them plain too

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    1. So glad you stopped by - Have a wonderful holiday

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  3. I love it when delicious is healthy too! These would make a lovely addition to a holiday cookie tray, Judee. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    1. Sometimes I look at traditional cake and cookies and wonder what we are doing to our bodies. I try to look for healthier alternatives that are easy too

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  4. Can't wait to make this recipe using dates, Judee! You know how much I love a simple naturally gluten-free recipe. I will love these and my family will as well. Thank you!

    Shirley

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    1. Shirley- you can make them with almonds only or add finely chopped fruit and use a little bigger egg if you add fruit. I will add that to the post. Thanks for your comment and Merry Christmas

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  5. Interesting cookies! I bet they taste good!

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    1. Birgitta,
      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. They are simple but so delicious

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  6. There are so many of my favorite things in this delicious looking treat. I must try it.

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    1. Yes, they are healthy and delicious ingredients. Let me know if you give them a try- after all they only take 15 minutes to make

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  7. I love almonds and they look so tasty! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Once you try making these, they will become a quick and easy favorite.

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  8. This sounds so yummy. (I LOVE almonds!) Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

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  9. Nina,
    If you love almonds, thee may become your favorite cookie!

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  10. These look really good and would satisfy my sweet tooth!

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  11. These look and sound delicious. I must give them a try. #MMBC

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  12. This does sound really easy. I'm always up for easy!

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  13. I would definitely love these pretty cookies, Judee. They look so good! It's wonderful how few ingredients they require and how easy they are too make too. I hope you are having a wonderful Hanukkah. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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