I wanted to bake some cookies. I am not going to lie that most of the keto cookie recipes I have tried have been an utter failure! Be it the texture and the lack of natural gluten that wheat has, or the right balance of sweeteners. I have truly been left disappointed.
Then last night I had an idea! What if I took my almond flour pastry dough recipe that I use for a variety of pies and turned it into cookies? I had just made some sugar free strawberry chia seed jam the night before and it would be just lovely in a thumbprint cookie. Lately I have seen quite a few recipe posts for those too. I tihnk that someone has been in my head! But I digress!
Here is the link to my chia seed jam recipe. I used strawberries, but you can basically use any fruit you like!
My pastry dough is always unsweetened because I rely on the filling to create the sweetness of a dessert. So to my pastry dough I added some traditional Greek cookie flavorings like cinnamon, orange zest and brandy. I also sweetened it with yacon syrup. Of course you should use your preferred sweetener.
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup cream cheese
4 tbsp cold butter
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
zest of one orange
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp brandy
1 tbsp yacon syrup
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
8 tbsp berry chia seed jam
In a food processor blend your dry ingredients to evenly distribute. Cut the cold butter into smaller pieces before adding it in along with the cream cheese & egg. You are adding everything into the food processor except the strawberry chia seed jam. Process it until it all comes together. It will form sort of a ball.
Wrap it in plastic wrap and shape it into a log. Chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes or more.
I sliced my log into 16 pieces. Rolled them into balls and then pressed them. Using my thumb, I imprinted my thumbprint in the enter created a little well. Place about 1/2 a tsp or so of jam into the center of the cookie. I pressed a butter knife along the circumference so that I could make it look like a flower. They do look a bit rustic.
Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. Cool for another 15 minutes before eating.
These babies are addictive!