What's a Super Bowl party without a sweet or two? This recipe has an added benefit of using some of the caramel sauce I bought for my German Chocolate Cheesecake. These cookies are delicious and even got a thumbs up from my super picky daughter. These cookies are a recipe redo in order to make them sugar and grain free. the original recipe can be found here.
Turtle Thumb Print Cookies
You will need:
1 cup fine almond flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter at room temperature
2/3 cup Swerve
1 large egg, separated
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/4- 1/3 cup sugar free caramel sauce ( found with the ice cream toppings at the market)
Combine almond flour, cocoa and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl cream together the butter and Swerve until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolk, cream and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients, just until combined. Chill dough in the refrigerator for one hour.
Whisk egg whites in a bowl until frothy. Place chopped pecans in another shallow bowl. Remove dough from fridge and roll into small balls (however many cookies you want–I made 18).
Roll each dough ball in the frothy egg whites, and then roll and press in the chopped pecans. Place on a greased baking sheet. Use the back of a small measuring spoon to make an indentation in the center of each dough ball. Bake at 350 Degrees for about 15 minutes, or until set ( the cookie will still e very soft). As the cookies come out of the oven, gently re-press the indentations with a small spoon.
Very Carefully slide your cookies onto a spatula and move to a cooling rack. The cookies will be fragile at this point but with firm up as they cool. Once cool pour or spoon caramel sauce into the indentation on each cookie. Enjoy!
**If you don't love caramel don't pass this cookie up. Consider using a sugar free chocolate sauce instead or skip the sauce and just flatten the cookies slightly when you put them on the cookie sheet and enjoy a chocolate pecan cookie instead.
I hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl Snack recipes. Enjoy the game or the commercials as the case may be!