In the old days I used to enjoy making fruitcake cookies. Those little goodies were loaded with fruit and lots of nuts; a truly wonderful cookie. Nowadays, I avoid those treats so I have been so excited to discover how to make these Sugar Free Cranberry Walnut Cookies. Like the fruitcake cookies they are chock full of fruit (not cherries, but cranberries) and walnuts. Although they are less sweet they are so satisfying and super yummy!
The texture is much better than most low carb cookies I’ve tried and one reason for this is that I “borrowed” a great cookies recipe from WonderfullyMadeandDearlyLoved.com called The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie.
This recipe is currently my favorite low carb cookie and after making just a few subs I was able to turn it into a first class Sugar Free Cranberry Walnut Cookie. And the best news of all is that it has met with approval from THMers and non-THMers alike when shared around.
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This Sugar Free Cranberry Walut Cookie is a wonderful addition to my other sugar free cookie recipes. Sugar Free Carrot Cake Cookies are a nice nourishing sandwich cookie and I also have a make ahead slice and bake cookie that some fans call the THM Pecan Sandy but I call them my Pecan Shortbread Cookies .
Another favorite cookie treat on this blog are the Texas Toffee Bars which has a cookie crust topped with rich chocolate candy and pecans. It is made in a solid sheet on a casserole dish and sliced up in chocolate bark style and very popular at gatherings.
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Low carb cookie baking is tricky because the ingredients that we have to work with can take some unexpected turns. This cookie recipe has been thoroughly tested by some experienced cooks that I trust completely and we sure hope you enjoy it too!
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The special ingredients you will need to make this cookie “turn out” as specified will be:
Blanched Almond Flour – This one is a good price but I’m sometimes able to find the unblanched now at Wal-Mart. It makes a BIG difference when you use the unblanched finely milled.
Integral Collagen – I use THM’s collagen so you can get it from the THM store or through Amazon and pay no shipping with Amazon Prime.
Oat fiber – I recommend THM’s and not Netrition’s.
Sugar Free Cranberry Walnut Cookies
1 Recipe of The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever with the following tweaks
Sub ~Extra butter for the palm shortening for a total of 3/4 cup or 1 1/2 sticks
Sub ~1/2 cup xylitol OR erythritol* for the 1/3 cup low carb brown sugar
Sub ~1/4 tsp THM or KAL organic stevia
Omit ~the blackstrap molasses
Sub ~1 cup chopped fresh cranberries for the 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips
Sub ~The walnuts are NOT optional in this recipe and feel free to use more than 1/2 cup; I used 3/4
This cookie will be lightly sweet when it first comes out of the oven and will continue to get sweeter as it cools.
It is best stored in an airtight contained in the frigerator and will get too soft if left out at room temperature.
Follow Judy's basic direction for making the chocolate chip cookies, making the specified tweaks but these seem to cook a little faster. A small cookie scoop will make quick work of these cookies and once you press them down, as Judy describes, they will settle down into a beautiful cookie, as shown.
It's possible that powdered gentle sweet could be subbed for all the erythritol and stevia in this recipe but I did not test the recipe with a powdered sweetener. I used the granulated.