Low Carb Almond Macaroon Cookies
There are a few flavors that always remind me of Christmas. Peppermint is of course high up there on the list. Everything is candy cane flavored at this time of year! Chocolate is another big one but, let’s be honest, I eat chocolate all year (keto chocolate of course!). But one of my favorite Christmastime favorite flavors is definitely almond.
I always think that almond is an underrated flavor. People always jump to use vanilla extract but just pass by almond extract which has a wonderful, sweet taste. So, needless to say, I get pretty excited around this time of year when almond gains popularity. There are almond cocktails, almond coffees, and almond cookies. Ahhh, I just can never get enough tasty almond cookies!
Almond macaroons are one of my all-time favorite cookies in the world. They are crisp on the outside but chewy on the inside. Almond macaroons are loaded with an almond taste that just screams Christmas. The best part is that almond macaroons are quite simple to make. You only need 5 ingredients to whip them up! They are significantly easier than fancy French Macrons which require a degree in baking and pastry arts to master. No, these keto almond macaroons are not hard to prepare but they are hard to resist.
The almond flavor of the cookies comes from two main sources- almond flour and almond extract. If you have done some keto baking in the past, you are probably very familiar with almond flour. It is a choice keto baking ingredient. Almond flour is made by grinding almonds until they become a fine powder. The powder is often sifted to make it even lighter and fluffier before being bagged and sold. All that great, nutty taste remains and helps infuse these cookies with an amazing taste.
Almond extract is the second ingredient responsible for the addictive taste of these cookies. Almond extract is made with oil from bitter almonds. The bitter almonds are pressed and their oil separated from the nutty pulp. The oil is then mixed with ethyl alcohol and water to make the extract. If you see a bottle that is labeled “natural” almond extract, it likely also contains cassia bark essence. Cassia bark is the dried bark of cinnamon and it adds a little bit more of a “bite” to the extract. It will taste amazing in these cookies!
Making the dough for these tasty keto holiday cookies is a cinch. You just need to mix all of the ingredients except the powdered erythritol together into a thick dough. Roll the dough by hand into small balls and then bake! Dip the baked cookies in some powdered erythritol for a white, snowball-like cookie. How perfect would these be on your holiday table this year?!
If you love almond as much as I do, now is the time to celebrate that love. Rejoice in the season of almond! Make these low carb almond cookies and enjoy them next to a blazing fire this festive season. Everyone deserves a tasty almond cookie and this recipe knocks it out of the park. Purely delicious.
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