Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Cookies with Almond and Flaxseed Meal
|Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Cookies with Almond and Flaxseed Meal|
It’s President’s Day weekend in the U.S., but before I take a few days off, I thought I’d share this cookie recipe I made recently. If you’ve looked through my recipe archives, you see I have a few Low-Sugar Desserts, although I don’t make a lot of cookies. However, a few years ago I had a reader named Adam who inspired me to post a recipe for low-carb snickerdoodles. That recipe uses a whole stick of butter and although the cookies were delicious and it worked for Adam, who was an Atkins dieter, it’s not something I would make now.
Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free Cookies with Almond and Flaxseed Meal (Gluten-Free)
(Makes about 15 cookies, adapted from RecipeZaar.)
1/2 cup trans-fat free margarine (be sure not to choose a margarine that has water for the first ingredient)
1 1/2 cups almond meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
2 T flaxseed meal (I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
1 cup granular Splenda or Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener
1/2 tsp. vanilla (I use Mexican vanilla)
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Put on a plate for rolling cookies:
2 T Splenda or Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine 2 T Splenda and ground cinnamon on plate. Use a tablespoon to scoop out dough, then roll into a small ball and roll in Splenda or Stevia/cinnamon mixture. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. (I used a fork to smash the cookies down, which is optional.)
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cookies are slightly firm and starting to brown. (I got distracted and baked them a few minutes too long, but they still tasted great.) Cookies will get more firm as they cool. These cookies are a bit more crumbly than regular cookies, but I thought the crisp texture was really nice. Cookies will keep for a few days, or can be frozen for a few months.
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South Beach Suggestions:
I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn’t have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you.