Melted Enlightened Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

I don’t know about you, but this quarantine has put me in the mood to bake all the time. Yet my inability to go to a store has pushed my creativity to the max by forcing me to make do with the ingredients I have on hand. Thankfully my pantry was well-stocked before the rush, but it’s the fresh ingredients that I’m not always able to get right now.

I wanted heavy whipping cream to create a peanut butter cookie recipe, but I didn’t have any. As I was searching around my freezer to see if I had anything good to eat, I found a hidden pint of Peanut Butter Fudge ice cream from Enlightened’s Keto Collection, and I decided it would make do as my heavy whipping cream.

Well, I’m pleased to report, it did more than ‘make do,’ and I won’t be using heavy whipping cream in this recipe once this is all over. The ice cream gave the cookies an extra rich, peanut buttery flavor. And of course I adjusted ingredient quantities to ensure I had enough ice cream leftover to make an ice cream sandwich.

Melted Enlightened Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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Melted Enlightened Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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Instead of heavy whipping cream, a peanut butter fudge keto ice cream was used for this delicious treat.
Course Breads and Baked Goods, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword low carb cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 137kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Enlightened Peanut Butter Fudge Keto ice cream melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter room temperature (the only ingredients should be salt and peanuts; if yours is just peanuts, add 1/4 tsp salt to the recipe)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Swerve (plus extra Swerve to roll in – optional)

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the melted ice cream, peanut butter, almond flour, coconut flour, egg, vanilla and Swerve. Stir until a dough forms.
  • Roll dough into balls. (It can help to have some coconut oil on your fingers.)
  • If you want to, roll the balls in sweetener in a shallow bowl. (This will give them a crispier texture on the outside of the cookies and add some sweetness).
  • Line the balls on a parchment-covered cookie sheet.
  • Use a fork to make indents in the cookies. While doing this, ensure you’re flattening them, as this will pretty much be their final shape.
  • Bake for 17 minutes, or until done.
  • Remove from oven, and allow to cool fully.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Melted Enlightened Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Keto Gingerbread Men

This content originally appeared on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen. Republished with permission.

These little guys make me smile. I decided to make some happy, some surprised, some unamused and some upset, because where’s the fun in 40 uniform cookies?!

Keto Gingerbread Men

These classic gingerbread men cookies are fun to decorate and perfect for your low-carb Christmas platter.

Cookies

  • 1 bag Lolli's Gingerbread Cookie Clusters
  • 1 egg (large)
  • 8 tbsp salted butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar substitute
  • 1 tbsp xanthan gum
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Icing

  • 8 tbsp salted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve
  • ~2 tbsp heavy whipping cream (may need slightly more or less to get desired icing consistency)
  1. Place the bag of Lolli’s, large egg, 8 tbsp of melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla in a blender/NutriBullet/Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the almond flour, coconut flour, brown sugar substitute, xanthan gum, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Stir well.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Roll out the cookies dough on wax paper. (I used a top sheet too since the dough is pretty greasy, but you don’t have to since it’s not at all sticky). I recommend rolling it to roughly 1/3 inch thickness.
  5. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out all of your men. Continue re-rolling the dough until all of your dough has become men.
  6. Line the gingerbread men on a cookie sheet. (The cookies don’t rise or spread that much, so you’re okay putting them closer together than pictured).
  7. Bake cookies for about 14 minutes or until done. I recommend rotating your cookie sheet in the oven halfway if your oven doesn’t cook evenly.
  8. Remove cookie sheet from the oven and allow cookies to cool fully.
  9. Meanwhile, make the icing. Mix together the softened butter, vanilla, powdered Swerve and heavy whipping cream.
  10. Once cookies are cooled, decorate them! I used icing bags and a bit of food coloring.

The following facts are for one gingerbread man, but keep in mind yours may differ based on the size of your cookie cutter and amount of icing used.

Keto Gingerbread Men Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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