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.

Best Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars?

I have been experimenting with new protein bars.  It is important to remember that carbs is the way to go in terms of protein bars, but also look at fiber.  You can subtract fiber grams from carbs to get net carbs.  I tried the new Luna Protein bar at 12g of protein, 17g of carbs, minus 3g of fiber totaling 14g net carbs.  (Purchased it at Target)

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It was pretty good, AND GLUTEN FREE, but I still prefer my Nature Valley Protein Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bar, which is not gluten-free,  (there is also a Peanut, Almond, and Dark Chocolate one and a Salted Caramel Nut with similar info), and I love that it is DARK CHOCOLATE with 10g of protein, 14g of carbs with 5g of fiber, so that is 9g net carbs.  Still loving it more.  (Available online or at Target and Costco)

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My sister-in-law told me about a KIND protein bar and I will be trying that tomorrow and report back.  The one she told me about, I could not find (Nuts and Sea salt), but I found one at Trader Joes that was chocolate and peanut butter, so I will report its taste and if it could possibly be better than my favorite Nature Valley Bar.   This is gluten and wheat free, which is better for my diet!  So, I hope I like it.  7g of protein and 17g of carbs, 3g of fiber, so it is 14g net carbs.  I will keep you apprised of my results.

 

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