Low Carb Orange Cookies

Low Carb Orange Cookies

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These low-carb cookies are delicious and are perfect for brunches or afternoon tea with your friends. The natural sweetness of the orange makes up for the sugar not being there, but once you take a bite you won't even notice.

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Time needed

70 min preparation + 12 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

3 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Splenda®
  • 1 cup Maltitol or Erythritol
  • 1/4 teaspoon Stevia
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 packet unsweetened orange powdered drink mix )
  • Combine and blend with electric mixer until thick:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup Maltitol
  • 1 cup Splenda®
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 packet unsweetened orange powdered drink mix

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Directions

Makes 48 Servings/Cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine the dry ingredient mixture with the wet ingredient mixture and mix into a stiff, sticky dough. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Prepare the glaze: Mix the glaze ingredients together, adding a few drops of cream if necessary to thin, although it should be thick enough to pipe through a pastry bag. Chill until needed.
To finish: Cut chilled dough into 48 equal portions and form into balls. Place balls on greased cookie sheet allowing 2 inches between for spreading. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet then remove with thin spatula.
Fill pastry bag with chilled glaze and pipe onto cookies. Keep refrigerated.

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