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Keto Pignoli Cookies – Low Carb


  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x

Description

These keto pignoli cookies don’t require almond paste and are very easy to make.  A tasty low carb Italian cookie that is also gluten free and dairy free!


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Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup granulated erythritol sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour (almond meal will not work)
  • 1/3 cup pignoli nuts (aka. pine nuts)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine the egg, almond extract, salt and sweetener in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Beat with a mixer for 2 minutes or until glossy.
  4. Add the almond flour and beat until fully incorporated and a stiff dough forms.
  5. If the dough is too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water so it will hold together.
  6. Place the pignoli nuts on a small plate.
  7. Pinch off a piece of dough and roll into a ball about 1 inch in diameter.
  8. Press the top of the ball into the pignoli nuts and then place the cookie nut side up on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Lightly press down on the cookie to flatten slightly and ensure that the pine nuts are securely attached.
  10. Repeat with the remaining dough – you should end up with 20 cookies.
  11. Bake for 12 minutes or until just lightly golden brown.  Do not over bake or they will dry out.
  12. Remove from the oven and gently transfer the cookies to a rack or platter to cool. Garnish with powdered erythritol if desired.
  13. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator, or up to 6 months in the freezer.

Notes

Net carbs per cookie = 1g

  • Category: keto cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 83
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: cookies, Italian, pine nuts, pignoli nuts, treats, keto, Atkins, low carb, gluten free