A spontaneous craving for cookies doesn’t need to be a grueling test of your willpower. Luckily some inspired chefs have churned out cookie recipes that complement a low-carb diet – we’ve taken it upon ourselves to provide you the cream of the cookie crop.
Perhaps most exciting is you’ll be the sole person who knows these delightful cookies have significantly lower amounts of carbohydrates, simply because they taste just as good (if not better) than their sugary, sinful counterparts! Pack them in the kids’ lunch or indulge yourself, without the guilt.
1. Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies carry with them irresistible aromas and almost always end up consumed in sets of two or three. This recipe reminds us the chocolate chip cookies of our childhood haven’t died out into extinction, and that cookies low in carbohydrates don’t have to trade off taste for healthful properties. Simple swaps, such as almond flour or coconut flour for white flour pave the cookie-lined, egg-beaten path to a world of difference – a better world!
2. Low-Carb Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie
This recipe cleverly allows for you to enjoy the oat-fueled taste of an oatmeal cookie without the unhealthy stresses of high starch content and refined sugar. The oats finely interwoven within the cookie manage to stifle hunger healthily and decrease the likelihood you’ll cave to seconds or thirds. But these cookies are so good, we can’t blame you if you want more!
3. The World’s Healthiest Cookie
These little cookies clock in at an astounding six calories each and are quite literally coined, ‘the world’s healthiest cookie.’ It’s no wonder the mastermind behind the this recipe encourages anyone using it not hold back from consuming the prepared, steaming batch in its entirety. The recipe offers you the choice of incorporating bananas or applesauce, specifically noting the applesauce provides a pronounced ‘apple-y’ flavor and is their less preferred of the two. We can’t help but follow up on that statement by encouraging apple-pie lovers to choose applesauce.
4. Cherry-Topped Coconut Macaroons
These macaroons, with beautifully shredded mounds of coconut, are held precisely together by egg whites topped with sinfully sweet cherries. Amazing how something, such as these macaroons, can taste so distinctively good while being so, helpfully healthful!
5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies have all the pleasurable taste of Reese’s Cup, but without being excessively packed in sugars, carbohydrates, and gosh-knows-what-else! All the chocolate and peanut butter lovers in your life will be lining up for seconds, thirds, and clarity on how something so unforgettably delectable can be the slightest bit healthy!