Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Low Carb & Gluten Free)

At last!

The perfect chocolate cookie.

Ahem, the perfect chocolate cookie that is, in fact, low carb and gluten free. Yet it doesn't even taste the least bit healthy! It's been a little over a month now that we youngsters have been in school, so I decided to make something lunch-friendly. Cookies are the perfect thing to pack in a lunch for a sweet, yummy, and in this case, healthy snack. Their crunchy outside and chewy insides make this the very best chocolatey cookie! Next recipe will be a low carb and gluten freee gingerbread recipe.

Makes 3 dozen cookies

8 oz 70-85% chocolate
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup xylitol
1/4 cup butter, cut into cubes
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt 4oz of chocolate and set aside. Chop up the other 4oz into chunks and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and xylitol. Add in butter and beat until the butter melts a bit and thick batter forms. Add eggs, vanilla, melted chocolate and milk and mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chunks. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto parchement  or silpat covered baking sheets. Bake for 13-16 minutes. Cool on wire rack and enjoy!

Adapted from a Gourmande in the Kitchen recipe

Nutritional Info (Per one cookie)
Low Carb
Calories: 101
Total Fat: 6 . 9g
Sat. Fat: 2 . 8g
Cholesterol: 19 . 3mg
Sodium: 16 . 6mg
Carbs: 4 . 8g
Fibre: 1 . 6g
Net. Carbs: 3 . 2g
Sugars: 1 . 9g
Protein: 2 . 3g

Calories: 210
Total Fat: 9g
Sat. Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 15mg
Sodium: 130mg
Carbs: 30g
Fibre: 1g
Net. Carbs: 29g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 2g