Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Briana

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These Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies will become the star of your cookie exchange! These rich and decadent cookies are packed full of sugar free chocolate chips and homemade keto friendly candied pecans. Enjoy subtle notes of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate & of course buttery pecans. These keto cookies will satisfy your Christmas cookie cravings, with only 2 net carbs per cookie.


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Here’s What You Need For These Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies:​

Ingredients:

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Recipe Notes:

If you have vanilla extract to use, that works best. However, lately we’ve been noticing the prices of vanilla extract have been very high, so we have been using imitation vanilla instead! Either works and will give you a delicious vanilla flavor. They measure the same. 

We’d recommend that you leave the cream cheese on your countertop for at least an hour before making these cookies so it has time to soften.

Sweeteners: We advise sweetening this to taste! We used allulose (a very rare natural sugar found in figs and other fruits) for this recipe. It is all the rage and a newer sugar alternative, so currently it must be listed as a sugar on packaging. It is not digested by the body, therefore adds very few calories and does not affect blood sugar. One note about allulose is that while it has no aftertaste, it is slightly less sweet than equivalent amounts of Swerve or Lakanto. Please adjust to your preference.

Candied Pecans: This recipe calls for the inclusion of our low carb candied pecans recipe, so make these before beginning. You can make them ahead of time and let them sit at room temperature for at least a week (if they will last that long!) They only take about 15 minutes to prepare, so don’t worry, you can make those while your cream cheese is coming to room temperature.

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Let’s Make These Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies!


Pull out the cream cheese to sit on the countertop for at least an hour so it can soften. Start by making your candied pecans. You can make them up to a week in advance. Here’s our low carb candied pecan recipe! They are ready in under 15 minutes on the stovetop. Once your candied pecans are done, preheat your oven to 350F.

In a medium sized bowl, mix together your sifted almond flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, add melted butter, sweetener and vanilla extract. Cream together with a hand mixer until very smooth. 

Add in your cream cheese that has been softened. If it needs to be a bit softer, put it in the microwave for a few moments. Cream together with your hand mixer until the mixture looks like icing. There shouldn’t be any big lumps.

Now, add in your egg. Then beat with the hand mixer on low speed just until combined. 

Now, combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until the dough is sticky with few lumps. 

Add in your candied pecans and chocolate chips. Combine with a rubber spatula.
Roll into balls, and place on parchment paper. They won’t rise or spread much, so if you prefer a thinner cookie, smash them down flat with the back of a spoon.
This batch makes 18 small cookies. If you wish to make them bigger, feel free, but they spread out more and you will need to recalculate the macros. 
Enjoy!!
 If you like this recipe, share it with your friends! Please let us know if you guys give this recipe a try, and be sure to share with us on Instagram @afullliving so we can share your creations. Also check out our Low Carb Bourbon Spiked Hot Chocolate a try if you’re looking for another festive treat! 

Until next time,
Briana & Chamere
Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

These Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies will become the star of your cookie exchange! These rich and decadent cookies are packed full of sugar free chocolate chips and homemade keto friendly candied pecans. Enjoy subtle notes of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate & of course buttery pecans. These keto cookies will satisfy your Christmas cookie cravings, with only 2 net carbs per cookie.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, dessert, holiday, keto, low carb
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 200 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (we used 1/2 cup allulose* see notes)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 cups almond flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips
  • 2 cups homemade low carb candied pecans (see notes and instructions for recipe)
Instructions
  1. Pull out the cream cheese to sit on the countertop for at least an hour so it can soften. Start by making your candied pecans. You can make them up to a week in advance. Here’s our low carb candied pecan recipe! They are ready in under 15 minutes on the stovetop. Once your candied pecans are done, preheat your oven to 350F.

  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together your sifted almond flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

  3. In a separate large bowl, add melted butter, sweetener and vanilla extract. Cream together with a hand mixer until very smooth.

  4. Add in your cream cheese that has been softened. If it needs to be a bit softer, put it in the microwave for a few moments. Cream together with your hand mixer until the mixture looks like icing. There shouldn’t be any big lumps.

  5. Now, add in your egg. Then beat with the hand mixer on low speed just until combined. 

  6. Now, combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until the dough is sticky with few lumps. 

  7. Add in your candied pecans and chocolate chips. Combine with a rubber spatula.

  8. Roll into balls, and place on parchment paper. They won’t rise or spread much, so if you prefer a thinner cookie, smash them down flat with the back of a spoon.

  9. Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Once cooled, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you have vanilla extract to use, that works best. However, lately we’ve been noticing the prices of vanilla extract have been very high, so we have been using imitation vanilla instead! Either works and will give you a delicious vanilla flavor. They measure the same.

We’d recommend that you leave the cream cheese on your countertop for at least an hour before making these cookies so it has time to soften.

Sweeteners: We advise sweetening this to taste! We used allulose (a very rare natural sugar found in figs and other fruits) for this recipe. It is all the rage and a newer sugar alternative, so currently it must be listed as a sugar on packaging. It is not digested by the body, therefore adds very few calories and does not affect blood sugar. One note about allulose is that while it has no aftertaste, it is slightly less sweet than equivalent amounts of Swerve or Lakanto. Please adjust to your preference.

Candied Pecans: This recipe calls for the inclusion of our low carb candied pecans recipe, so make these before beginning. You can make them ahead of time and let them sit at room temperature for at least a week (if they will last that long!) They only take about 15 minutes to prepare, so don’t worry, you can make those while your cream cheese is coming to room temperature.

Macros:
18 servings per batch, 200 calories per serving. 2 net carbs (2 grams fiber), 20 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein. These nutrition facts were created using MyFitnessPal, and will vary depending on the brand you use. We are not nutritionists and cannot guarantee the accuracy. We simply provide these as a courtesy.

*This recipe makes 18 small cookies. If you wish to make them larger, make sure to give them more room on the cookie sheet to spread out, as well as recalculate the macros.

These Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies will become the star of your cookie exchange! These rich and decadent cookies are packed full of sugar free chocolate chips and homemade keto friendly candied pecans. Enjoy subtle notes of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate & of course buttery pecans. These keto cookies will satisfy your Christmas cookie cravings, with only 2 net carbs per cookie. #afullliving #ketocookies #christmasrecipes #ketochristmasrecipes #ketocandiedpecans

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These Low Carb Candied Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies will become the star of your cookie exchange! These rich and decadent cookies are packed full of sugar free chocolate chips and homemade keto friendly candied pecans. Enjoy subtle notes of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate & of course buttery pecans. These keto cookies will satisfy your Christmas cookie cravings, with only 2 net carbs per cookie. #afullliving #ketocookies #christmasrecipes #ketochristmasrecipes #ketocandiedpecans
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