• María Fernanda López

Cookie Dough Christmas Trees (Keto & Gluten Free)

Okay, it's all about the cookies around this time of the year, but honestly cookie season is all year long for this cookie monster right here. Either way these little trees are just perfect for this season!


A festive little tree made with just FOUR ingredients! You are going to love these from the look to the taste, I promise. Since I already have a Cut-Cookie recipe I thought I might use my cookie cutters to work with another recipe for this year.



If you are a cookie dough lover, then this is a perfect recipe to make during this holiday season, or any time of the year... the spirit comes from our soul right? And nothing can stop the love for cookie dough!



The simple ingredients you'll need!



The list of ingredients is very short and super basic! The obsession for ricotta cheese continues because it is super easy to use and adds so much creaminess to recipes, you can also use a vegan based ricotta cheese as well!



I used Nuzest Vanilla Protein with probiotics to increase that gut health love and to add a good consistency to the recipe, plus it adds a great vanilla flavor without any artificial ingredients, loads of sugar or any other ingredients.


For sweetness I'm sticking to my staple, granulated monk fruit, that works 1:1 as a cane sugar replacement without all the carbs and sugar spikes. This cookie dough is keto and diabetic friendly! Each one of these have only 2.8 total carbs!



To cover this cookie dough I used Pili Hunters Matcha Nut Butter since I had no cacao butter to make my own white chocolate, but honestly, this worked so much better since the green was just the perfect color for these trees!



Pili nuts is still a rare nut but if you have the chance to try them, do it! They are amazing, loaded with healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium, copper and they are super buttery, also the nut with the lowest amount of carbs.


You can also use white chocolate or coconut butter since both get hard at room temperature. That's what we want to achieve with that coating, and to sprinkle some of the fun toppings! I used granulated monk fruit and low carb sprinkles I bought on Etsy.



How to Make These Cookie Dough Trees:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients for the cookie dough.

  2. Fill a cookie cutter with the cookie dough and remove carefully, this way you get the cookie dough to get a fun shape.

  3. Repeat last step.

  4. Freeze overnight.

  5. Melt the pili or coconut butter and dip each cookie in it.

  6. Add toppings, freeze a couple minutes.

  7. Enjoy!



Such an easy method! And honestly so therapeutic to crate those cookie dough shapes as well as dipping them into the nut butter. You can keep them in the freezer as a snack or dessert of the week too!



Now you know the basics about this simple recipe, and how easy it is to make! Also great to share with your loved ones since this recipe is:

  • Gluten Free

  • Low Carb

  • Keto Friendly

  • Nut free



They are great to enjoy along with a cup of coffee or your favorite latte, while watching a movie or just sharing with a friend. Who can say no to a good cookie?



So for all the matcha and cookie fans, are you ready to get started? Don't forget to share, pin, save or bookmark this recipe! Remember to spread the joy and this recipe, anyways, have a great day everyone!


With love,

María



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Cookie Dough Christmas Trees

By María Fernanda López

Serves 7


Ingredients

Cookie Dough


Coating

  • 1/4 cup of matcha pili nut butter or coconut butter

  • Add your colorful toppings


Method

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients for the cookie dough.

  2. Fill a cookie cutter with the cookie dough and remove carefully, this way you get the cookie dough to get a fun shape.

  3. Repeat last step.

  4. Freeze overnight.

  5. Melt the pili or coconut butter and dip each cookie in it.

  6. Add toppings, freeze a couple minutes.

  7. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information per serving (100 kcal)

Fat: 7.8g

Carbs: 2.8

Fiber: 0.8g

Net Carbs: 2g

Protein: 6g





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