Not that this past month has not be traumatic at our house. A son undergoing two cancer surgeries will do that to a mom. Not to mention extended family issues at Thanksgiving, and my sweet dog having a medical emergency Thanksgiving night. Then I had to go and have that dreaded birthday that qualifies one for free senior coffee. Just a little stress! Things are looking up, though.
My sweet JP is on the mend. No more treatments until after New Year. My pup is doing better too. Trying to get the newsletter out and get into the holiday spirit. The Amaretto flavor in these cookies helps. They are almondy and sweet and simply GOOD. The crescent shape is traditional for an almond cookie. I went the extra step by adding Amaretto flavoring by Capella to really amplify that flavor. So delicious and therapeutic as well. No alcohol content necessary.
Amaretto Snowfall Cookies
2 cups almond flour
1/3 cup erythritol/stevia blend
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
2 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
¾ tsp vanilla extract
30 drops Amaretto flavored Capella drops or ¼ tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp stevia extract
2 tbsp dried coconut milk powder or powdered erythritol /stevia blend
1 tsp powdered erythritol / stevia blend
Combine almond flour, sweetener, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in egg, butter, vanilla extract , Amaretto flavoring and stevia extract until dough comes together. Use a small cookie scoop to measure out a ball of dough. Roll into a log and turn ends into a crescent shape. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes. Remove to cooling rack. Combine coconut milk powder and powdered sweetener into a mesh strainer or salt shaker and dust the top of each cookie. 36 cookies.
A serving of 3: 127 calories 2 net g carb
These are perfect cookies for a holiday cookie tray. I took a batch to school and the girls really loved the flavor. Very hard to tell they are sugarfree!
The snowfall is especially pretty. You can use powdered erythritol, but I really like the combination of dried coconut milk powder with a little sweetener. The consistency really does look like snow and it stays without disappearing into the cookie. It doesn;t really taste like coconut at all, so go ahead. I haven't tried it yet, but I hear you can make your own dried coffee creamer with this stuff. I rodered that and my Capella flavorings from Netrition.
Take a look at some of the goodies in this Christmas issue of the Diner News. Order here.
|Irish Cream Holiday Nog|
|White Christmas Stew|
|Pomegranate Pistachio Goat Cheese Log|
|Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dessert Cups|
|Smoked Mozzarella Hot Dip|
|Christmas Tree Appetizer|
|Pecan Pie Bars|
|3 King's Cauliflower|
|Mini Irish Cream Desserts|
|Smoky Creamed Kale|
|Maple Dijon Christmas Ham|
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