Low Carb - Gingerbread Men Cookies
4 cups almond flour (Honeyville)
1 cup Splenda/Stevia Sweetener
1/4 cup Coconut flour
2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp molasses
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 lb powdered Swerve Sweetener
1 1/2 tbsp meringue powder
1 1/2 tsp arrowroot starch OR 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup water (more if needed to thin out)
For the cookies, preheat oven to 275F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and cloves.
Stir in eggs, coconut oil, molasses and vanilla extract until dough comes together.
Divide dough in half and turn out first half onto a large piece of parchment paper. Top with another piece of parchment and roll out out about 1/4 inch thick.
Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes and gently loosen and lift with an offset spatula. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
Gather up scraps and reroll until too little is left to roll out. Repeat with second half of dough.
Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Remove and let cool 5 minutes on pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the royal icing, in a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sweetener, meringue powder and arrowroot starch or xanthan gum.
Add water and stir until smooth. Add more water 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
Pipe icing onto cooled cookies and let set 30 minutes or longer.
*For crisper cookies, bake at 225F for 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. They will crisp up as they cool
Makes about 50 cookies. Each cookie has 4 g of carbs and 2 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2 g.
74 Calories; 6g Fat (68.1% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 8mg Cholesterol; 47mg Sodium.