Sugar-free, Keto, THM-S
A Cookie was Born!
Seriously, how can you enjoy fall without snickerdoodle cookies? Seriously.
Well, last week was the official start of fall! Yippee!
One early morning, I was sitting on the couch and feeling a “baking spree” coming on. I was feeling especially “fall-y”. I had my traditional pumpkin smelling candle going, a nice warm fire in the fireplace and a cozy blanket on.
I started thinking to myself, “What cookie says fall? Hmmmmm……”. Hello! Snickerdoodles!
My dilemma started when I immediately remembered that I was supposed to be on a low carb plan that whole week! WHAT?!?! Who’s dumb idea was that???
I really wanted snickerdoodle cookies, BUT I really wanted to stick to my low carb week.
Thus, a cookie was about to be born!
I hurriedly got up and went to my kitchen. I began looking through my cupboards for any kind of ingredients I could use. Of course, I always have almond flour and sweetener around, so that was no problem. I also found butter and a half carton of cream cheese. I found a bunch of cinnamon and other yummies, and I began to go to work.
Mind you…When you picture me in the kitchen, I’m sure you picture a put together mom in her pretty little apron, perfect hair and makeup, gliding around the kitchen in baking perfection mode. NOPE.
My picture of reality is slightly different.
I was still in my pajamas, my hair was a rat’s nest, I hadn’t brushed my teeth yet, there were dishes all over and in the sink from the night before, my boys were running around like wild banshees getting ready to start school (homeschool) and doing chores, and I’m pretty sure my daughter was crying in her room about something.
But I didn’t care at that moment. I wanted to create a recipe. I was on a mission! (task-oriented much?)
Sometimes life is not conducive to having that perfect “baking experience”. You know what I mean? That perfect scenario that we all picture?
The perfect kitchen, the perfect hair and makeup WHILE baking. That just aint reality.
At least for me.
I say, despite your environment, JUST OWN IT! Whatever your kitchen scenario is… OWN IT!
A Fall Favorite
Now that you have a picture of how this recipe came to be, we can talk about snickerdoodles! This traditional cookie is definitely a fall favorite around this house! But this year, my family got to experience this favorite in a healthier way!
These cookies are still buttery and rich, but with none of the guilt that accompanies regular sugary snickerdoodles! They have a very tiny amount of carbs in them, so they allow you to only burn one fuel at a time when you eat them (see Trim Healthy Mama for further details)! Yay for slimming your waistline while eating yummies!
I call them Z’s snickerdoodles because this is my own adaption to the traditional snickerdoodle recipe.
I really love being able to create healthier options to craveable favorites such as snickerdoodles. These did not disappoint!
It’s nice and cool now (unless you live in the south), so I encourage you to go be “fall-y”! Put on a pumpkin smelling candle, start a cozy fire, put some good music on and create your fall-y atmosphere.
Trust me…you’ll love it! Even if you don’t have the perfect kitchen, you don’t have your hair and makeup perfect, your kids are less than great, or your house is a mess. Sometimes you just gotta “roll with the punches” and find ways to bless yourself and bless your family! Baking is no exception! It is a blessing to all that around!
So go be fall-y and bake some Z’s Snickerdoodles!!! (recipe below)
Yields 36 cookies
Sugar-free, THM, Keto. A rich cinnamon and buttery cookie, perfect for the fall!
10 minPrep Time
12 minCook Time
22 minTotal Time
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Wet ingredients:
- 2 sticks butter (1 cup)
- 3 eggs
- 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1 Tbs Super sweet (or 1 tsp straight stevia)
- 3/4 cup Erythritol
- 10 drops vanilla creme stevia drops
- Dry ingredients:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp xanthan gum
- 3 tbs cinnamon
- 2 tsp cream of tarter
- 4 scoops of collagen (or 1/8 cup)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- For cinnamon/sugar coat:
- 2 tbs cinnamon
- 1/2 cup xylitol or sweetener of choice
- In stand mixer:
- Cream together the butter and sweetener until creamy.
- Add the rest of the wet ingredients and mix until creamy.
- In separate bowl:
- with a whisk, mix all dry ingredients until well mixed.
- Add dry ingredients to wet and mix well.
- Chill dough for 20 minutes.
- Once chilled, roll into 1 inch balls, then place in cinnamon/sugar mix to coat.
- Place on uncreased baking sheets and then slightly flatten (not too flat).
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
keeps well in fridge.