Halloween has come and gone and it's time to start the holiday baking season! With all the extra candy laying around the house, we certainly don't need the extra sugar. So when I was asked to participate in the Steviva Holiday Keto Blogger Baking challenge, I was very excited! Steviva is a low calorie low glycemic sugar alternative that can be used in place of table sugar. Additionally, this product is all-natural, free of GMO's, and gluten free. I used my complimentary sample to create these Raspberry Almond Thumbprint cookies. Almond flour adds a rich flavor, while keeping the carbs low. A sprinkle of cinnamon added some holiday spice to this recipe. I think this low carb low sugar Keto friendly recipe will keep Santa's pants from feeling too snug this holiday season!
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Here's how I made these Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies:
Cookies: 2 cups almond flour; 1 cup Steviva Blend; 1 stick salted butter; 1 egg yolk; 1 tsp. vanilla; 1 tsp. cinnamon
Raspberry filling: 2 cups fresh raspberries; 1/2 cup Steviva Blend; 2 tablespoons water; 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the butter into cubes. Place butter into the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment, mix the butter on medium speed for 1-3 minutes, or until creamy. Add the flour, Steviva Blend, egg yolk; vanilla, and cinnamon. Mix on low for one minute. Increase speed to medium. Mix for 5 minutes or until combined. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Use your thumb to make an indentation into the center of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are browned. Allow to cool for several minutes. Use a spatula to move to a cooking rack.
Raspberry filling: Place the raspberries and sugar into a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stirring frequently, allow mixture to cook until raspberries are broken down (approximately 10 minutes.) In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch. Add to the saucepan and continue to stir frequently. After one minute, remove from the heat. Allow mixture to sit for several minutes and thicken. When cookies are cooled, press down on the indentation in the center. Use a teaspoon to spoon raspberry filling into the center of each cookie. Serves approximately 15.
Hi, I'm Jennifer-the creator of What's Baking, Babycakes? Here you'll find easy to make desserts, frozen treats, healthy salads, and hearty casseroles. I love baking, and spending time with my family and two Papillions! Find out more in the "about section." Happy baking!