Low Carb Almond Cookies

25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
11 ingredients
16-18 servings
During the holidays my family has a longstanding tradition of baking cookie trays for family and friends. This year, my circle includes a friend who has been advised by her doctor to dramatically reduce her carbohydrate intake. Not wanting to leave her out of the cookie circle, I tracked this recipe down on the web and have posted it here for others interested in low-carb baking. The resulting cookie is a little crumbly like a shortbread with a soft nutty flavor. I like the variation, my own, of adding the egg as the cookie holds together more and has a thin marzipan like center. A bit too rich for my low-fat taste buds but a certain hit for a low-carb diet. According to the recipe these have about 2.7g carbs per cookie.

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Serving Size (0.98 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.48 Calories from Fat 2.79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.31g 7.59%
Saturated Fat 0.03g 2.02%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 72.69mg 48.46%
Total Carbohydrate 0.03g 0.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 0.03 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.01%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.07mg% Iron 0.0mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
almond flour, baking, splenda sugar blend, softened butter