COOKIES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Recipe by: Andres Regalado
2 cups almond flour
1 cup sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup confectioners/powder style sweetener
3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons butter, softened
⅓ teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3 drops food coloring (optional)
Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sweetener. Add eggs, vanilla extract and mix until combined.
With the mixer running on low, slowly add baking powder, salt, and almond flour, beating well after each addition. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 and spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of dough into balls and place on prepared baking sheet; flatten dough balls to form discs with fingers or by covering with plastic wrap and lightly pressing. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack.
Whisk together all frosting ingredients until smooth. Whisk in additional sweetener as necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired taste.*
Once cookies are completely cool, pipe frosting onto cookies and/or spread using butter knife.
*Add almond milk or more butter to frosting to reach desired consistency.
Serving size: 1 serving (Total recipe makes 16 servings)
— NET CARBS: 1.59g