Gasp! I ate every SINGLE one of my low carb snowball cookies!
I REALLY did.
Not a crumb remains.
Since my friend Michelle gave me some snowball cookies one Christmas (in the late 90s) along with the recipe, I make them religiously every Holiday season. They are one of my favorite cookies. They are bite size and I love their texture.
A few years ago, I modified the original recipe to make these cookies gluten free (you can find the recipe here). This time, I wanted to see if I could successfully make them low carb AND grain free. I’m happy to report that they can indeed be made low carb.
Considering that not of one of those bite size cookies remains, I’m glad my new recipe only yielded nine delicious snowballs. They were delicious and melted perfectly in my mouth.
These low carb snowball cookies are made with coconut flour; which in truth, I have a love/hate relationship with. Sometimes I love it.. and other times, I find the coconut flavor overwhelming and the texture too heavy. In this particular recipe, the balance worked well and I was definitely happy with the results.
Notes and Tips
When using coconut flour, do not pack it in and make sure it has no clumps.
Low Carb Snowball Cookies
Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the pecan flour, almond milk, xanthan gum, and the coconut flour. Again, mix to combine. Let this mixture sit for a little bit. This will give time for the coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture and “set.”
After a few minutes, form some balls between the palm of your hands. Mine are usually about 3/4 to 1 inch in diameter. Gently place each ball on a Silpat mat (or some lightly greased parchment paper) covered cookie sheet.
Bake your snowballs for 15 to 20 minutes. They should be lightly brown.
Do not touch the cookies until they have cooled for five minutes or so. They are very delicate right out of the oven and they probably will break when touched. They will firm up a bit as they cool.
When cooled but still on the warm side, gently roll them in the powdered erythritol.
This recipe yields nine delicious snowball cookies.
If you want to make more simply double the recipe.
Note: You should be able to handle your dough without having it stick to your hands. If your dough is sticky add some coconut flour 1/4 teaspoon at a time and wait a little bit after each time to give your flour time to absorb some liquid.
Nutritional Information: This information is based on a yield of 9 cookies.
Calories 72, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 133mg, Carbs 3.6g, Fiber 2.9g, Sugars 0, Protein .7g
1 cookie is 2 Weight Watchers Point Plus
Net Carbs: .7 g
Trim Healthy Mama S recipe up to 6 cookies