Deliciously tender almond flour cookie cups filled with low carb lemon pastry cream. A divine keto Easter treat! This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.
My kids love Easter almost as much as they love Christmas and for the life of me I can’t figure out why. We don’t really go to any services and I keep a pretty tight lid on the Easter candy. There is some but not a lot and we fill the plastic eggs with other fun things instead. And while I might let them have a few chocolate eggs, I don’t let Peeps anywhere near my house (ugh!). I’m honestly not wild about the day myself. Perhaps it’s the required filling and hiding of aforementioned plastic eggs. And you never know what the weather will be like at that time of year. Could be beautiful, in which I will need to hide them outside and be on tenterhooks, hoping my kids don’t trample the flower beds. But if it has to be inside, I then watch in horror as they tear the house apart. They love the thrill of the chase, I guess. Me, I’m over it.
What I do love is coming up with recipes for Easter dinner or Easter Brunch. And always always Easter dessert. Because that’s what every celebration revolves around for me. Dessert. Not even eating it so much, which of course I enjoy, but the actual making and creation of it. The prepping, the baking, the presentation. The whole she-bang. And then, you know, the eating part doesn’t suck.
I was casting around for what I wanted to make this year and I kept seeing these pretty little cookie cups on Instagram, filled with cheesecake or whipped cream or pastry cream. Who doesn’t love sugar cookies, after all? I love them, my kids love them, and we love them all the more when they aren’t actually made with sugar. Can we even call them sugar cookies? Is that allowed? Well, they are sugar c00kie-esque so I am going with it. And since lemon is so timely for Spring and Easter recipes, I wanted lemon sugar cookie cups filled with a rich lemon pastry cream.
My low carb, sugar-free sugar cookies wouldn’t be what they are without Bob’s Red Mill low carb flours. It still sometimes astonishes me that almond flour and coconut flour can be made to look and taste like regular flour. Sure, it takes some ingenuity and I flatter myself that I have some of that. But really, it is remarkable. Kind of makes you think that wheat became the go-to flour for baking purely by historical accident. If we’d realized earlier that grinding up nuts and coconut could lead to just as tasty treats, maybe we’d all be a lot healthier. And gluten-free to boot!
Cook’s Notes: I tried the cookie cups both with and without liners in the muffin tins. I like the look of the smooth sides better, but the ones in the parchment liners released much more easily.
Many thanks to Bob’s Red Mill for partnering with me to bring you this recipe.
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