Keto Cookies

We are still on the fence about returning to a Keto Diet to shed a few pounds gained since January. I, for one, am now avoiding breads, rice, and potatoes as they are some of the culprits that make me gain weight.

This week we started watching previous seasons of The Great British Baking Show on Roku through our new PBS passport account. I’ll explain all that in another post. We just watched the entire season five and have moved on (backwards) to season four. Season five was very enjoyable and of course, we had some favorite bakers. I love to bake more than I love to cook, so the show is both entertaining and inspiring.

My husband and I like to eat well and also enjoy the cooking aspect of our meals. I think we cook as well as anyone we know. But, I am sure that would be debatable amongst our friends. We’re all very prideful about what we make. It really doesn’t matter as long as we are happy with the results. After all, everyone’s palate is different. Certainly, the keto diet provided cooking and baking challenges this past year. And, we learned a lot about nutrition by doing it.

Lately, I’ve been inspired to make cookies and crackers. I am also dying to make my Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake with a Mirror Glaze Chocolate Ganache finish. This last cake was inspired by an episode we saw last night. It’s been a favorite for years. However, that will have to wait until the cookies are gone. We definitely do not need an overload of sweets.

The recipe I made came from I Breathe, I’m Hungry website’s compilation of 75 best keto cookie recipes. I did not search long before I found a thumbprint recipe made with almond flour that I wanted to try. It was only the third recipe on the list! I have to make time to go back and look at more of them. If you find a good one, let me know!

Made with simple ingredients we had on hand (Okay, I had to get more almond flour because the recipe calls for four cups.), I set about making the cookies after dinner two nights ago. The recipe can be found if you click, here.

Each cookie only has 2 net carbs and 165 calories! The full nutrition information is found on the recipe, near the bottom of the page, if you need more details. I used Smucker’s Sugar Free Apricot Jam because it is what I had on hand. They were yummy and go great with my afternoon cup of tea! My husband is enjoying them too.

What inspires you to bake? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for stopping by!

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