Freshly Baked Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Keto Cookies

Total Time: 10m
Yield: 5 large or 10 small

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 F. Stir dry ingredients very well (so you don’t end up biting into a clump of baking soda!). Add wet to form a dough. Shape into cookies – I used a cookie scoop to first form balls and then shape into cookies. Place on a cookie tray, and bake on the center rack 10-12 minutes. Let cool an additional 10 minutes before handling, as they are very delicate at first but firm up completely once cool.

Nutrition:

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Sheet of uncooked cookies:  (used a tad more almond flour)

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Cooked!

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These are good cookies.  Obviously, not as sweet and as exciting as a regular sugar/carb loaded chocolate chip cookie…but with the chocolate and the chewiness, I am happy!  Great with milk or coffee.  I used Truvia.  Obviously, regular sugar is tastier, but I want to lose weight and still get a cookie fix!

 

Girl Scout Cookie Time–Oh No!

Starting this week, Girl Scout Cookies will be out!  You will see the troops out in force, selling their cookies all through February.  Yes, it is for a good cause, but basically, Girl Scout cookies are not good for you. They are made primarily from a combination of refined white flour, sweeteners, and oil, they offer little nutritional goodness.  No preservatives are used in any Girl Scout cookies. But high-fructose corn syrup is in some of the recipes.

For years, the Girl Scouts has raised money for itself largely through cookie sales. Over the years, as waistlines have expanded and obesity rates have risen, the Girl Scouts have required its bakers to keep one healthier cookie in the lineup.

This year they have added Mango Cremes to the lineup. The vanilla and coconut sandwich cookies have a mango creme-flavored filling.  But, they are still fattening.

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All of the Girl Scout cookies are trans-fat-free per serving, in accordance with FDA guidelines, and many are 100% trans-fat-free. (trans fats are deadly enough that even the FDA said that it needs to be outlawed.

And, zero trans fat does not necessarily mean no trans fat. The FDA allows products to say they have “zero trans fat” if they have less than half a gram of trans fat per serving. Only when a box claims it is 100% trans-fat free does it mean there is really no trans fat in the cookies.

If you eat four Girl Scout cookies that contain trans fats, you could exceed the 2010 Dietary Guideline limit of 1 gram per day.

 

 They are about 5g of carbs per cookie.  If you could just eat one or two and then give away the rest, that would be ok…but many people order them and eat the whole box.  Girl Scout Cookies are NOT good for the waistline or  your health.  I would rather have something that has less sugar and still tastes good.

MY SOLUTION:

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Power Crunch (Smart and Final, Trader Joes or online at places like Vitacost.com) make delish low-carb, high protein wafer bars that taste like good cookies.  There are Quest bars too. They are tasty, filling and won’t make you fat if eaten as part of your 6 protein meals a day.

There are also places online that sell other types of low-carb bars, like http://www.dietdirect.com/protidiet-pro-amino-products-103.html

 

So, here are the Girl Scout cookie flavors, with nutritional info.  Thanks to WebMD for the information.  

Keep in mind two things.

1.  You need to eat 6 protein meals a day and you need to keep your carbs between 50 to 100g per day to lose weight.  And there is little to no protein in these cookies.

2.  Sugar grams are about 4 grams per sugar cube.  So if two cookies is 11g of sugar, that is about 3 sugar cubes that you are eating!

 

Thank You Berry Munch

  • Serving size: 2 cookies (7 servings per box)
  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Saturated fat: 2 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 75 milligrams
  • Carb: 17 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugars: 7 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, vegetable oil

Thin Mints

  • Serving size: 4 cookies (7-8 servings per box)
  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 7-8 grams
  • Saturated fat: 5-6 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 110-125 milligrams
  • Carb: 22 grams
  • Fiber: Less than 1 gram
  • Sugars: 10-11 grams
  • Protein: 1-2 grams
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, vegetable shortening

Samoas/Caramel deLites

  • Serving size: 2 cookies (7-8 servings per box)
  • Calories: 150/130
  • Fat: 8/6 grams
  • Saturated fat: 6/5 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 60/55 milligrams
  • Carb: 18/19 grams
  • Fiber: Less than 1 gram/1 gram
  • Sugars: 11/12 grams
  • Protein: less than 1 gram/1 gram
  • First three ingredients: sugar, vegetable oil, enriched flour; (Samoas), sugar, enriched flour, corn syrup, vegetable shortening (Caramel deLites)

Do-Si-Dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich

  • Serving size: 3 cookies (6/7 servings per box)
  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 7/6 grams
  • Saturated fat: 2/2.5 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 100/135 milligrams
  • Carb: 22/26 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram/less than 1 gram
  • Sugars: 11/8 grams
  • Protein: 3/2 grams
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, whole grain oats, oil (Do-Si-Dos); enriched flour, sugar, peanuts, (Peanut Butter Sandwich)

Trefoils/Shortbread

  • Serving size: 4/5 cookies (8/10 servings per box)
  • Calories: 160/120
  • Fat: 7/4.5 grams
  • Saturated fat: 2.5/2 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 95/100 milligrams
  • Carb: 22/19 grams
  • Fiber: 0/less than 1 gram
  • Sugars: 7/4 grams
  • Protein: 2/1 grams
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, soybean and palm oil, sugar (Trefoils); enriched flour, sugar, palm oil (Shortbread)

Tagalongs/Peanut Butter Patties

  • Serving size: 2 cookies (7 servings per box)
  • Calories: 140/130
  • Fat: 9/7 grams
  • Saturated fat: 5/4 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 95/100 milligrams
  • Carb: 13/15 grams
  • Fiber: Less than 1 gram/1 gram
  • Sugars: 8 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • First three ingredients: peanuts, sugar, vegetable oil (Tagalongs); sugar, enriched flour, peanuts, (Peanut Butter Patties

Thanks-A-Lot

  • Serving size: 2 cookies (8 servings per box)
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Saturated fat: 4.5 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 110 milligrams
  • Carb: 22 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugars: 11 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, vegetable shortening

Dulce de Leche

  • Serving size: 4 cookies (5 servings per box)
  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Saturated fat: 3.5 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 70 milligrams
  • Carb: 20 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugars: 9 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • First three ingredients:  enriched flour, soybean and palm oil, dulce de leche flavored drops

Lemonades

  • Serving size: 2 cookies (8 servings per box)
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 7 grams
  • Saturated fat: 4 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 80 milligrams
  • Carb: 22 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugars: 9 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, vegetable shortening

Savannah Smiles

  • Serving size: 5 cookies (5 servings per box)
  • Calories: 140 calories
  • Fat: 5 grams
  • Saturated fat: 1.5 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 125 milligrams
  • Carb: 23 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugars: 10 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, vegetable oil

Mango Cremes

  • Serving size: 3 cookies (7 servings per box)
  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Saturated fat: 4 grams
  • Trans fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
  • Sodium: 100 milligrams
  • Carb: 25 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Sugars: 11 grams
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • First three ingredients: enriched flour, sugar, palm oil

If you want to support the Girl Scouts, order their cookie shirts instead or one of their products.

http://www.girlscoutshop.com/

 

Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookie Recipe

Today, I am in the mood for a good cookie recipe.  I rarely eat cookies, but sometimes I need one.  And I want it to not ruin my diet.  I have not tried this yet, but the reviews online are awesome and I will try it this weekend after I get a few ingredients!  6 g of carbs, 2 grams protein.

IN COMPARISON:

Mrs. Fields regular chocolate chip cookie is 28g of carbs, 2 protein and look at all of the ingredients.  Most are NOT good for you.  I am putting up the one with chocolate chips and walnuts to be similar to this recipe.

Taken from the Mrs. Fields website:

Enriched Bleached Flour (Bleached Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Milk Fat, Soybean Lecithin, Natural Flavors), Brown Sugar, Sugar, Unsalted Butter, Margarine (Palm Oil, Soybean Oil, Water, Salt, Mono & Diglycerides, Soybean Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Vitamin A Palmitate, Beta Carotene, Whey), Walnuts, Whole Eggs, Canola Oil, Water, Fructose, Monoglycerides, Salt, Natural Flavors, Wheat Fiber, Food Starch, Soybean Lecithin, Baking Soda, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum.

 

(Besides all of the filler, preservatives, etc.  It has Brown Sugar, Sugar, Fructose (three sugars) and Margarine (not healthy), natural and artifiical flavors, food starch and bleached wheat.)

My healthy recipe is simple and better for you~

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Dark Chocolate Almond Drop Cookies

  • Gluten-free & dairy-free
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup natural sweetener (or use Splenda or Truvia baking blend)
  • 1 large egg (or 1 tbsp flax + 3 tbsp water)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz. dark chocolate pieces

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350° F, combine first 5 ingredients and stir, add chocolate.

Drop rounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool, then enjoy.