Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Simple Lemon Cookies for Santa! Low-Carb & made with coconut flour.

I have been wanting to try some coconut flour cookies for a while.. and these turned out pretty good!  These Lemon Cookies are adapted from a recipe in Bruce Fife's Cooking with Coconut Flour, one of my favorite cookbooks.
I did like them much better after they cooled. This recipe is easy to half, as well, if you just want to make a few. I hope you enjoy these!  I am looking forward to getting more creative with some coconut flour cookie recipes in the future, but thought these simple little treats would be just right for your low-carb Santa!  I hope you all have a great holiday.

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Simple Coconut Flour Lemon Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen. Carbs: 0.9 (effective) each, 22.2 ECC whole batch.

4 eggs
1/2 cup erythritol
1/4 teaspoon of powdered Stevia, or 1/2 teaspoon of NuNaturals Brand
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup melted butter or coconut oil
3/4 cup sifted coconut flour
parchment paper

Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C).  Combine erythritol, stevia powder, lemon extract, salt, and butter, and mix well.  Add eggs one at a time, and beat after each addition.  Stir in sifted coconut flour.  Let batter rest about 5 minutes to thicken it slightly.  Drop batter in spoon sized mounds 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Smash with fingers a bit to flatten each one.  Bake for 15 minutes.

3 comments:

  1. Wow these look and sound tasty! I can't wait to give them a try and start experimenting with coconut flour. They will definitely make a great healthier alternative to the usual sweet treats :) - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills

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  2. Interesting experiment on using coconut flour for making that delicious cookies, did you ever try experimenting coconut oil? This recipe will definitely benefit me because I love baking..

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  3. Yes, I use coconut oil in almost every recipe! In fact, I forgot to add it to this one as a sub, thanks for reminding me...

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