Halloween is almost here! While looking for low-carb alternatives for this festive day, I collected 40 Fabulous Low-Carb & Paleo Recipes for Halloween. Some are my own, but most of them are from my favourite recipe creators.
However, I really wanted to make something specifically for Halloween. While I was looking for inspiration in my recipe magazines I bought during my trip to Greece, I came across Şekerpare, cookies of Turkish origin. I knew what the cookies should look like and just added a spooky twist with simple green matcha icing.
Nutritional values (per cookie):
|of which Saturated||2.1||grams|
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (8.6%), protein (15.2%), fat (76.2%)
Ingredients (makes 40 cookies):
Note: If you don't have matcha, use cinnamon instead. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).
- Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add Erythritol, stevia and melted coconut oil.
- Stir in the pumpkin purée.
- Add coconut flour with the spice mix and combine well.
- Using a measuring spoon or your hands, form small cookies.
- Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top each cookie with an almond. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Note: Half way through the baking process, I actually had to decrease the temperature to 150 C / 300 F, as the cookies started to brown. Make sure you keep an eye on them. Coconut and nut flours tend to burn faster.
- When baked, remove from the oven and let the cookies cool down. Then, place in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Note: Chilling the cookies in the freezer will help the glaze set well.
- Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Mix the matcha, powdered Erythritol and melted coconut oil. If you don't have matcha, try cinnamon.
Note: For smooth texture, Erythritol has to be powdered before making the glaze.
- Remove the cookies from the freezer and drizzle the glaze over them.
Note: Make sure the glaze is chilled before drizzling it over the cookies to ensure it will firm up well.
- Let the glaze firm up and enjoy!
Note: Coconut oil melts at 24 C / 76 F. Make sure you keep the cookies in a cool room.