Honestly some of the best low carb Christmas cookies I have ever made. A classic Italian recipe gets a healthy keto makeover!
It’s the holidays and I come bearing gifts! And pretty awesome gifts they are, if I do say so myself. The first are my new favourite Christmas cookies. Yes, yes, I say this about all my cookies because I fall fast and hard for whatever new creation I’ve just made. But really, these are startlingly good. They look relatively plain and not all that fancy. They don’t have lashings of frosting and there isn’t a speck of chocolate to be seen. Or peanut butter either, for that matter. But they are tender and soft, almost melt in your mouth, with a lovely hint of anise.
They are modelled after a classic Italian-style Christmas cookie. These would be the cookies I used to pass over on the holiday cookie plate in favour of the fancier, more gaudily festive ones. They simply looked too plain to me. But over the years, I’ve come to realize that there is so much to enjoy about the simpler things. This goes for life and for cookies. Simple, well-made cookies are such a pleasure. And let’s face it, the Italians do things right when it comes to the holidays.
I created this cookie recipe for my friends at Swerve Sweetener, so the actual recipe lives over there. But it’s worth the click-through, believe me. And I am making a double batch very soon to giveaway to family and friends.
**Please note that there is something wrong with Swerve’s nutritional analysis that we are trying to sort out. My software gives this information: Food energy: 164kcal; Total fat: 14.62g; Carbohydrate: 4.50g; Total dietary fiber: 2.33g; Protein: 3.73g; Erythritol: 15g. NET carbs = 2.17g per serving. Serving size is TWO cookies.
And in order for you to make these delicious treats, Swerve is generously sponsoring this low carb Holiday Baking Giveaway. 6 packs each of the granulated and confectioners and one of the new MINI KitchenAid Stand Mixers (3.5 Quart). Now that’s the holiday spirit!