Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie, right? Diabetic and low carb? Not normally, but we have created a terrific recipe that will blow your mind and taste buds!

1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup King Arthur Almond Flour
2 Tbsp King Arthur Coconut Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 Stick Country Crock Plant Butter (1/2 cup)
2-1/2 Tbsp Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
2-1/2 Tbsp Splenda Cane Sugar Blend
1/2 tsp Penzeys Vanilla Extract
1 Large Egg
1 Cup (168 gms) No Sugar Added Semi-Sweet Style Baking Chips*

Preheat oven to 375°F convention. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Set aside.

Combine flours, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Cream plant butter and sugars in a large bowl with the paddle attachment. Once fully creamed add the vanilla extract and egg. Mix until well blended.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter-sugar mixture and mix until well blended. Add the baking chips and mix gently until combined.

Using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop, fill the cookie sheet with mounded scoops, leaving 2 inches between each cookie. If you are using a large baking sheet you might fit all 14 cookies on a single sheet. If not use 2 cookie sheets, dividing the cookie dough between them.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. These cookies will not spread much in the oven. They will be puffy and chewy in the center. Remove from the oven and let them sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Gently remove them to a wire rack to cool.

Yields 14 Cookies – 1 Cookie per serving – Approximately 8.18g net carbs per cookie.

A Life Well Eaten follows diabetic educator guidelines for determining net carbs. Suggested formula is total carbs minus half the fiber and half the sugar alcohols, i.e. 16g carbs and 4g fiber and 2g sugar alcohols would be 13g net carbs (16 – 2 – 1). The food industry determines net carbs as total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols, which would come in at 10g net carbs (16 – 4 – 2). A Life Well Eaten provides net carb count only as a guideline, it is not intended as medical advice. The formula you use it up to you and the recommendations from your doctor/dietitian. Note that there is sugar in the Splenda Sugar Blends, so if you are very sensitive you need to take this into consideration. Remember, everyone reacts differently.

*The A Life Well Eaten kitchen has successfully used No Sugar Added Lily’s Baking Chips and No Sugar Added Bake Believe Baking Chips with no noticeable difference. We have found Lily’s in Schnucks and Whole Foods, and Bake Believe at Walmart.