Low Carb Girl Scout Tagalongs Cookies: These. Are. Delicious. Period. End of Story. That is, unless you’re George Lucas; then you write a bunch of prequels. Oh, what the hell. Prequels here we go…
Prequel number one: The Dilemma. My friend told me to make these low carb. What a bossy friend. Are you listening, Tamara? Bossy bossy bossy. (I’m kidding. Maybe.) No, really, I’m happy, because I wasn’t putting these on my list initially. Thank you, Tamara! Maybe. 😀
Prequel number two: The Inspiration. This delicious recipe from Baking Bites for Tagalongs that I was able to adapt with experimentation (trust me; cookies don’t grow on trees. I think Yoda said something like that, only his was more like Trees do cookies not…on… grow… OK. Now I’m sounding more like Derek Zoolander, so eff it.)
Prequel number three: The Result. Fabfreakingtastic. My kids snarfed all of them. All. of. them. I had to pry them out of their fingers to take the existing images I actually have. Be grateful. They almost ate me in the process. You should be glad I’m still alive and not typing with finger nubs.
Things to keep in mind, cookie Jedis:
- These cookies need time to cool and dry out on the rack or they will crumble apart when they’re warm. If it wasn’t for mixing flours, this would have crossed over to the Dark Side a long time ago. And not in a good way.
- You can use any peanut butter you wish. It can be sugar free. It can be almond butter. It can be macadamia nut butter. Knock yo damned selves out.
- Don’t keep powdered sweetener on hands? Don’t get those Luke and Leia Underoos in a bunch; simply powder your sweetener in a blender, food processor or Ninja.Make sure you powder this sweetener as instructed or your finishes will be grainy.
- You can make less of the filling if you don’t want to go all peanut buttery. Maybe cut the peanut butter with coconut oil and keep these guys refrigerated to cut down a few carbs and to add some flavah up in here.
- Mine look like little cake bites rather than cookies, but they’re just tall. Tall, tall cookies. Tall, dark and handsome like Han Solo. And a little cheeky. But Han Solo doesn’t taste like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. So…
1 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar equivalent substitute
1 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp coconut milk
1 cups creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar equivalent powdered sweetener
1/8 tsp salt
8 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup sugar equivalent sweetener, powdered
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Cookie:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sweetener.
3. In a separate bowl, combine flours with baking powder and salt; work into creamed mixture on low speed.
3. Add vanilla extract and milk.
4. Roll 1″ balls from dough and lightly press to flatten on a prepared cookie sheet (I use parchment paper).
5. Gently make a thumb imprint in the center of each cookie.
6. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the bottom is lightly browned. (These guys will brown quickly.)
7. Allow cookies to rest for at least 10 minutes, prior to gently moving them to a cooling rack.
8. Allow to cool for at least two hours to allow the cookies time to solidify.
For the filling:
1. In a microwavable bowl, mix nut butter with powdered sweetener, and salt.
2. Microwave for 20-30 seconds, stirring occasionally, until mixture softens.
3. Roll peanut butter into small balls.
4. Gently press into the center of each cookie.*
* If the cookie squishes due to pressure, also flatten ball into a patty and press the patty gently onto the center of the cookie.
For the Coating:
1. Combine cocoa, butter, sweetener and vanilla extract in a microwavable bowl.
2. Microwave for 30-60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until ingredients are combined.
3. Carefully dip each cookie in chocolate. Turn with a fork.
4. Let dry on parchment paper.
You can refrigerate these or keep them on the counter.
Makes about 42 cookies.
Nutritional Information per cookie (w/organic peanut butter), roughly: Calories: 147g, Carbohydrates: 3.87g , Fiber: 1.9 g, Net Carbohydrates: 1.97,g Protein: 2.7g, Fat: 14 g
If you elect not to use peanut butter (or make your own nut butter), subtract these nutritional elements for peanut butter and add your own per cookie depending on the filling used: Calories: 35, Carbs: 1, Fiber: .3, Net Carbs: .7, Protein: 64 g, Fat: 129.
Per the Original Girl Scout Tagalong: Calories: 70, Carbohydrates: 6.5 , Fiber: 0g, Net Carbohydrates: 6.5 g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4.5g