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Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies

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Does anything say “I love you” more than some homemade love heart cookies? These are the perfect little gift for Valentine's Day or “just because”. And if you already have the nut butter and some chia jam these come together in no time!

Note that while these cookies will keep for up to five days in a sealed container, they will start to soften slightly after the first day. Alternatively, you can freeze them and pull a few out for a quick snack when your sweet tooth calls.

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free
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Nutritional values (per serving, cookie)

Net carbs2.4 grams
Protein3.3 grams
Fat10.5 grams
Calories117 kcal

Calories from carbs 8%, protein 11%, fat 81%

Total carbs3.8 gramsFiber1.4 gramsSugars1.2 gramsSaturated fat1.1 gramsSodium57 mg(2% RDA)Magnesium39 mg(10% RDA)Potassium105 mg(5% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 15 cookies)


  1. Preheat oven to 160 °C/ 320 °F (conventional), or 140 °C/ 285 °F (fan assisted).
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  2. Mix the egg, almond butter and sweetener together in a bowl with a fork (ie in a "mashing" motion) until well combined. If the cookie batter seems a bit too soft and tacky at this point, place in the fridge for 20 minutes or so to harden so that it’s easier to work with.
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  3. Roll into small balls.
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  4. Flatten into discs with your hand (they should roughly be around 4 cm/ 1.6").
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  5. Place on a lined baking dish and use your index finger to press down twice to create a heart-shaped indentation.
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  6. Using a small teaspoon, scoop a little of the chia jam into the indentations in each cookie, around 1-2 tsp per cookie.
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  7. Bake for 12 - 15 mins, then check. They are done when they are slightly browned on the bottom side (lift edge of one up gently to check).
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  8. Allow to cool completely on the baking tray before transferring them to a container. Note that they will be really soft straight out of the oven so its important to allow them to cool first before handling.
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies
  9. The cookies will last for five days in a sealed container at room temperature, or up to two months in the freezer.
    Low-Carb Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, cookie)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond & cashew butter
1.8 g2.7 g10.1 g107 kcal
Sukrin Gold, brown sugar substitute
0.2 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0 g0.4 g0.3 g5 kcal
Raspberry Balsamic Chia Jam (KetoDiet blog)
0.4 g0.2 g0.1 g4 kcal
Total per serving, cookie
2.4 g3.3 g10.5 g117 kcal

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