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Heart shaped low carb peanut butter cookies

low carb peanut butter cookies

It’s valentines day! I decided yesterday to make some cookies for the very first time for my family. I decided to try these flourless peanut butter cookies and…. it was a success! Everyone in my family loved it. So there are official no cookies left for valentine’s day (haha).

This was also my first time making cookies EVER. I thought it was going to be ruin at one point. I didn’t have a heart shaped baking mold so I made one out of aluminum foil. The top of mine wasn’t smooth because the peanut butter was extra chunky. Secondly, my cookie dough was a bit soft and I didn’t want to add more peanut butter to keep the carbs down. I poured it into the mold which worked perfectly.

There were issues with the foil mold of course. First, the cookies didn’t have a polished finished look. I had expected that though. Second, when I filled the mold with the cookie batter, it started to run out. What I mean is the cookie batter slid underneath the mold. I had to use a spoon to scoop it back into place. So my best advise to you is to have the right utensils on hand. It will save you time and waste ingredients.

But I don’t regret doing this. You learn the best lessons through trial and errors. The cookies did come out heart shaped and their rugged tops just tells it’s story. The flavour was magnificent and everyone loved it. That alone makes me incredibly happy. All in all, no regrets whatsoever.

This was a delicious low carb peanut butter cookies and perfect treat for my valentines… my family. If any of you try this, please send me a picture or tag me on instagram so I can see your creation. Happy Valentine’s day everyone!

 

Serves 2

Heart shaped low carb peanut butter cookies

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

Yields 5 cookies

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup peanut butter (I used chunky peanut butter)
  • An egg
  • 1 tbsp splenda (or your choice of sweetener. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or almond and rose water unsweetened (I used almond and rose water)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 355 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  2. In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, sweetener, egg, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla/ almond water. Mix it all together. If the batter is a little runny then add more peanut butter
  3. Take some of the dough and roll into a ball. Using a heart shaped baking mold, press cookie dough inside it to shape the cookie into hearts. Repeat this process with all the cookie dough
  4. Place the cookies on the sheet and bake for 10 minutes in the oven (if it isn't quite done at 10 minutes, bake it a bit longer for about 15 minutes. Be careful not to burn the cookies)
  5. Once the cookies are done, remove from the oven and let it cool for a while before serving.
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