Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds
Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds are also gluten-free and these are delicious for a healthier holiday cookie! Use Dessert Recipes to find more low-sugar and sugar-free dessert recipes!
In December many food blogs are featuring an ongoing series of sugary treats, and I’ve been resisting the Christmas cookie baking fever for a few weeks now. But every year at Christmas I try a few new recipes to add to my collection of Dessert Recipes for those of you who have a sweet tooth but are trying to limit sugar in your diet.
These Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops do have a small amount of semi-sweet chocolate chips that keeps them from being sugar-free, but I switched out the powdered sugar for Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) and used unsweetened coconut to create a chocolate cookie without much sugar. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (affiliate link) for a cookie with even less sugar. These cookies were easy to throw together, and if you’re a chocolate fan I think you’ll enjoy them for a holiday treat.
How to Make Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds:
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- Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temp while you preheat the oven to 325F/170C.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener of your choice, cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, toasted chopped almonds, and coconut.
- When the eggs have warmed to room temperature, separate the egg whites and mix with the other ingredients.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment and use a cookie scoop to make small balls of dough.
- Bake 16-18 minutes, until the tops of the cookies look dry.
- Try to let them cool before you sample one!
The original cookies made with sifted confectioners sugar melted down into flatter cookies when they cooked, but we loved these little balls of chocolatey goodness!
More Tasty Ideas for Low-Sugar Cookies:
15 Delicious Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Cookies to Bake for the Holidays from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- 3 cups Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder (use a good quality cocoa powder for best flavor)
- 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (use good quality chocolate for best flavor)
- 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
- 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 egg whites at room temperature
- Take eggs out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature while you preheat the oven to 325F/170C.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put almonds in a dry pan and toast them over low heat for 3-4 minutes, just until almonds become fragrant.
- Coarsely chop the almonds.
- Separate egg whites from yolks (discard the yolks or save for another purpose.)
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips, toasted chopped almonds, and unsweetened shredded coconut and stir to combine.
- Mix in the room-temperature egg whites and stir until all ingredients are moistened.
- Use a cookie scoop to make rounded balls of dough and space them about 2 inches apart on the parchment paper.
- Bake 16-18 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies look dry, turning the cookie sheet once halfway through the baking time.
- Let cookies cool completely before storing in a plastic snap-tight container.
You can definitely make these cookies with any sweetener you prefer, but since I have discovered Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) I use that for baking all the time now.
Nutritional information uses zero net carbs for the Monkfruit sweetener. This was calculated with semi-sweet chocolate chips but you can make a lower-carb cookie with Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (affiliate link).
Recipe adapted from Everyday Food.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 71mg Carbohydrates: 7.9g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 7g Protein: 3g
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Made with Stevia or another approved sweetener, Low-Sugar and Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops with Almonds a pretty healthy cookie. However, they do have some sugar in the chocolate chips and are pretty calorie-dense, so I’m guessing they would be limited to Phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet. You could make them lower in carbs by using sugar-free chocolate chips.
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