KETO-FRIENDLY CASHEW SUGAR COOKIES

For health reasons in the past, I was Paleo for 2 years; a lifestyle which eliminates grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugars. While I adore flexible dieting (eating whichever foods you would like as long as they fit into your daily macronutrient requirements – fat, carbs, and protein) and finding balance in life, my current diet is probably 70% paleo because there is a noticeable difference for me when I’m running off of whole foods as fuel! Refined flours and sugars noticeably affect my body and mind – do you find the same??

 
These cookies (while they taste like a sweet treat that took a long time to prepare) are super easy, flourless, and a great source of Vitamin E to keeping that winter-end skin a-glowing!

FLOURLESS SUGAR COOKIE “STERNE” (Stars :)) 
Nutritional Information per cookie (makes 14):
40 Calories
3 g Fat
2 g Carbs
1 g Protein

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Ingredients:
⭐️~3/4 cup (90g) raw cashews, blended into a flour using a food processor
⭐️1 (30g) egg whites
⭐️ 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
⭐️ pinch salt
⭐️ granulated sweetener to taste (I used 2 tbsp monk fruit extract)

Method:
1) Whip the egg whites by hand until stiff peaks form, slowly adding in sweetener of choice.
2) Stir in the vanilla, salt, and cashew flour. Form a dough.
3) Roll the dough until it’s 1cm thick and refrigerate 2hrs – overnight.
4) Remove from fridge and cut into shapes (I used “sterne” shapes as my Oma calls them – aka. stars – because YOU GUYS ARE STARS), pressing sprinkles into the top before baking.
5) Preheat oven to 320 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place your cookies on the sheet and bake for about 8 minutes.

 

Super easy! I love seeing your creations on Instagram- please tag me in them if you try! Enjoy and keep shining my friends,

 

Mikaila 🙂

 

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