Food Friday – Low Carb Sugar Free Peanut Butter Thimble Cookies

Food Friday – Low Carb Sugar Free Peanut Butter Thimble Cookies

About ten years ago I completely changed the way I eat.  At that time I was a healthy weight, quite active and ate pretty well.  But it didn’t matter, I was tired, had very little energy and my stomach hurt all the time.  I decided to eliminate sugar from my diet and be more picky about the carbs I was taking in.  It had a HUGE impact on my health.  After getting though the sugar withdrawal (which lasted about three days) I started to feel great. I was no longer dragging my feet all day, my stomach problems improved dramatically and I just felt healthier overall.  I’ve never looked back since making that change in my diet.  Now I’m not a fanatic about it, I will indulge in sweet treats here and there but overall I live a sugar free low carb (not no carbs!) lifestyle.

I am a huge fan of peanut butter.  I’m one of those people who can just eat spoonfuls of peanut butter right out of the jar.  I came across a flourless peanut butter cookie recipe years ago that I modified to fit my diet, make a little healthier and just a little yummier too.

Low Carb Sugar Free Peanut Butter Thimble Cookies

Print Recipe

Makes 1 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup of Splenda
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite jam (I usually use a no sugar added jam)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

 

Put all of the ingredients (except for the jam) in a medium sized mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

 

Drop by the teaspoon full onto an ungreased cookie sheet (I like to use a silpat).  Using your thumb, gently put an indent in the middle of each cookie.  Fill the indent with your jam.

 

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are slightly browned.  Cool and enjoy.

 

** The coconut flour is optional in this recipe.  If you haven’t baked with coconut flour it is awesome.  It’s high in fibre, low in carbs and adds a nice rich flavour.  It does not have an overpowering coconut flavour to it.

 

These cookies freeze well.

 

This article has 9 comments

  1. Sounds yummy! I love peanut butter too. 🙂

  2. I just so happen to have all those ingredients on hand. Off I go… Me like cookies!

  3. mmm – I love PB – especially in baked goods

  4. These are creative. I have never heard of coconut flour. I want to try these!

  5. I LOVE peanut butter cookies. They're one of my main vices. Unfortunately, I don't really bake (my neighbour makes them for me). Perhaps I could pass this on to him in a subtle way…Besos, SarahZookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo

  6. I haven't heard of coconut flour either. Do you buy it at specialty stores or is it sold in mass retailers like walmart? We will be getting a Whole Foods in a few months, so I could check there when they open, but it would be nice to know I can get it when I am out doing my regular grocery shopping.The cookies look delicious!

    • Hi Theresa. I buy mine thought a specialty shop that I shop with but it's not really an uncommon flour. Most health stores have it and probably some higher end grocery stores. I doubt Walmart would have it but then Walmart in the US carries a lot of different things than we have here.

  7. These cookies look awesome (and pretty!) I love eating peanut butter out of the jar as well- I could seriously down and entire jar if there were no consequences.

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