Since writing my book I have discovered the ketogenic diet. In my opinion, combined with intermittent fasting, it is the ultimate bio-hack. It is more lifestyle than diet. (Don’t worry, that is not what this post is about.) In finding this lifestyle, I have connected with an amazing group of people who support each other, build each other up and celebrate even the smallest successes for everyone on the keto journey. They also share recipes, and that is what this is about. I have a ton of keto recipes now in my arsenal, but it’s the holiday season and this is one of my favorite holiday cookies, so without further ado, here it is, straight from KetoConnect.net, the recipe for Walnut snowball Cookies (aka Keto Wedding Cookies).
Walnut Snowball Cookies
Servings Prep Time
Makes 15 COOKIES 15 MINUTES
Cook Time Passive Time
30 MINUTES 20 MINUTES
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup Coconut flour
(+ 1-2 tbsp for end)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 large Egg
1/2 cup confectioner swerve
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
50 drops Liquid Stevia
1. Preheat your oven to 300 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine the melted butter, egg, stevia and vanilla extract in a large bowl and set aside.
3. Add the walnuts to a processor and pulse until ground. Pour walnut our
into a medium bowl and add the coconut our
and 1/4 cup of
the swerve. Combine.
4. In two parts add the dry mixture to the wet and whisk to combine.
5. At this point the dough should be soft, but rm
enough to form into balls by hand without it sticking to your palms. If it is not the right
consistency add 1-2 tbsp of additional coconut our
6. Make 15 equal sized balls and line the parchment paper. They will not spread in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, and then roll the (still warm) balls in the remaining 1/4 cup swerve. Place them back on the parchment paper
and allow to full cool, another 20-30 minutes, until eating!
Here is the direct link to the recipe on Keto Connect, where you can share, save or print the recipe, and check out some other amazing recipes on the site as well.
Watch for more on the keto diet after Christmas. For now, I wanted to share this with you as it’s one of my faves.
My grandmother used to keep a jar of these in the dining room, which was also the back way to the kitchen without anyone seeing you – essential on a late night cookie raid, and we would always lift one of these cookies from the jar on the way by.
A few days of this and the jar would be almost empty. I am sure she knew, but we thought we were so sly…
My grandmother is gone now, but these cookies ( and a few others) will always remind me of her.
In honor of Peg Rydant, the greatest grandmother ever!