Low carb choc chip cookies

I got the basis of this recipe from the new Atkins cookbook by Colette Heimowitz. The original recipe was called Cardamom Butter Cookies. Patrick always follows a recipe to a T, whereas I tend to modify and tweak to accommodate what we happen to have at home at the time. I had chocolate chips and I wanted to use them.

Low carb choc chip cookies
First up, the original recipe calls for Atkins baking mix, which I don't have, and it's almost impossible to find. I've been making my own Atkins baking mix substitute and it works well. {Go back two posts to find the details.}

Next, I never add salt to any of our food, so that was left out.

I actually used Splenda for these biscuits, normally I use stevia, but as you have to cream the butter and sugar that would have been difficult with the minuscule quantities of stevia one would use. I added cocoa powder in lieu of the cardamom and pushed three little choc chip buttons on top of each cookie.

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Ingredients: -

190g low carb flour mix
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 Tablespoons soft unsalted butter
115g granular sugar
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 heaped Tablespoon cocoa powder
unsweetened chocolate chips

Method: -
Cream the butter and granular sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Mix the dry ingredients together in another bowl.
Add the egg, water and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture.
Mix in the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture.
Shape the dough into little balls and place on a baking sheet cover with baking parchment.
Press the balls with a fork and place choc chips on each cookie.
Bake at 180'C for 10 to 15 minutes.

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