Nice Nutty Cookies
1/2 c almond flour
1/2 c unsweetened coconut flour (or flake coconut)
1 c chopped pecans
4 Tblsp peanut or almond butter
4 Tblsp soft butter
1 Tblsp roasted flax seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 c stevia or erythritol (add more for sweeter)
1/3 c unsweetened chocolate chips or pieces
1 heaping tsp baking soda.
Cream the peanut butter, soft butter, vanilla, eggs and sweetener. Add rest of ingredients. Mix well until cookie dough consistency. Put spoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees about 13 min.
18 cookies 2.5 nc each.
Not for Induction.
About the roasted flax seeds. I bought those in place of golden flax which I usually buy (it was not refrigerated at this store and can go rancid if not kept cool). When roasted they have a nice nutty taste and texture. They need to be roasted at 250 degrees for about 10 min. Raw flaxseeds contain cyanogenic glycosides which, if you eat more than 4-5 Tbsp daily, can inhibit thyroid function so be sure to roast them (heat destroys the glycosides). Still, you want to watch your flaxseed consumption as too much too soon could result in bloating, diarrhea, etc. Here is a thread on flaxmeal and thyroid http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=252250
I have upped the nut butter from the original recipe I posted because I found as they sat they got a bit crumbly...still great!