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Does such a thing as a low carb cookie recipe exist?

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GandalfsPointyHat Wed 23-Oct-13 14:41:07

Watching GBBO last night was torture! I am dying dying dying for a cookie!!!! The best looking recipe I found use choc chips, can anyone recommend a low carb cookie recipe? You will forever be my MN hero if you have one, pleeeeeeease!

decaffwithcream Wed 23-Oct-13 17:52:08

<waits with interest>

Bet it involves ground almonds.

Are low carb chocolate truffles, coconut bread, brownies or microwave chocolate cake any good? There are recipes for all of those.

GandalfsPointyHat Thu 24-Oct-13 09:30:46

So I adapted one I found online. A packet of ground almonds, half a packet of shredded coconut I found in the cupboard, two egg whites, a bit of vanilla, granulated splenda, a bit of melted butter, heaped teaspoon of mixed spice. Mix well, shape in balls, place on buttered oven tray, squash flat with a fork, bake at 180 till brown. It won't win GBBO but it scratched that itch grin

WillieWaggledagger Thu 24-Oct-13 09:40:52

oh good effort OP

decaff chocolate truffles are pretty good, because if you can use very high cocoa content chocolate (like lindt 90%) and double cream and nothing else they are much less additive free than 'sweet' recipes that need artificial sweeteners. they are very grown-up truffles obviously!

the only other baking i have tried is nigella's chocolate cloud cake where i replaced the sugar with artificial sweetener and left out the cointreau (because i didn't have any, but i expect it's pretty sugary). i used lindt 90% chocolate. it turned out nicely but i wouldn't do it often as i do try to avoid the artificial sweeteners if i can possible avoid it. it was good as a pudding option that i could have though

WillieWaggledagger Thu 24-Oct-13 09:41:46

'much less additive free' what does that mean i wonder??

i obviously mean much more likely to be additive free!

decaffwithcream Thu 24-Oct-13 10:26:48

Think I will try the Nigel Slater truffles then. I have reservations about the artificial sweetners too.

WillieWaggledagger Thu 24-Oct-13 10:42:33

yes, the good thing about truffles is that often they are a regular truffle recipe, rather than one adapted for low carb, which in the case of baking often means a poor relation and i'd rather have the real carby thing as a one-off if that's the case! but i'm not diabetic or coeliac or other health problems, so i can make that choice

pootlebug Thu 24-Oct-13 12:18:39

Agreed I would also look for puddings that don't have artificial sweetener. This chocolate mousse recipe has just dark choc, butter, coffee and eggs http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/oct/23/nigel-slater-classic-chocolate-mousse

This chocolate nut cake does have sugar, but cutting it down to ~80g instead of 100g, and sharing it between say 12 (it's rich, you don't need a big slice) makes the carb portions relatively low....probably not for every day but a good special occasion pudding.

pootlebug Thu 24-Oct-13 12:19:30

Sorry forgot the link on the 2nd http://www.jamieoliver.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=34544

I've not found a cookie recipe without artificial sweetener. There are some paleo cookie recipes but they tend to contain honey/bananas etc so not really low carb.

GandalfsPointyHat Thu 24-Oct-13 12:54:02

What about stevia for sweetner? It has a funny aftertaste but the last time I bought some it just took a day or so to get used to it.

MillyRules Sun 03-Nov-13 23:25:38

Peanut butter cookies. look online. Peanut butter sugar free, egg and sugar, sweetener. They are delicious.

MillyRules Sun 03-Nov-13 23:26:49

sugar or sweetener

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