Low Carb Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel Filling

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Low carb chocolate thumbprint cookies with a low sugar caramel filling topped with a drizzle of sugar-free chocolate. Enjoy a sweet treat without affecting your insulin levels. Each cookie is approximately 7 carbs each.

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I hope you have room on your cookie platter this holiday season to add these low carb chocolate thumbprint cookies!  I’ve made these babies twice already tweaking the recipe the second time to get it just right!

It’s hard to tell that these cookies are sugar-free and grain-free!

Although these chocolaty caramel cookies are sugar-free and grain-free they certainly don’t lack in flavor.  Even the most discriminating palate will appreciate these lower carb treats!

The first time I made these my caramel sauce came out perfect, and then when I made this batch I couldn’t replicate the same creamy consistency.  Sad face.  I was going nuts trying to get the caramel sauce to thicken and not separate.  It tasted delicious, but it was not smooth and pretty.

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I went through a lot of butter trying to figure out what the issue was.  The only thing I can think of is that possibly using organic butter breaks down at a different melting point (?).

Low Carb Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with a tasty sugar-free caramel sauce!

To make the caramel sauce I browned butter to get that nutty flavor, then added cream and sweetener.  That’s it.  I’ll be working on it again (when I get more butter!), and hopefully find the perfect combination.

In the meantime, I did find a fantastic low sugar salted caramel sauce over at Sugar-Free Mom’s site. I had to laugh because she had the same challenge trying to make a great tasting sugar-free caramel sauce, but she mastered it!  I halved her batch and still have plenty leftover for another treat if I don’t keep sampling it!

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Check you the NEW sugar-free chocolate bar I used in this recipe!

Oh, I also found another sugar-free chocolate from Trader Joe’s that is AWESOME!  My daughter and her boyfriend got me hooked on Simply Lite Dark Chocolate.  It melts into a nice smooth consistency without adding any fat to it and it’s not a bad price either.  I think I paid $1.99 for 100 grams.

Low Carb Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel Filling
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • COOKIE
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
  • ½ cup erythritol (Swerve)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2½ cups almond flour, superfine
  • ¼ cup cocoa, unsweetened
  • 3.5 ounce sugar-free dark chocolate (optional)
  • Low Sugar Caramel Sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl beat egg until frothy. Add coconut oil, sweetener, espresso, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together almond flour, baking soda, and cocoa powder.
  4. Mix into wet ingredients.
  5. Form balls and place on baking sheet. Press center with a spoon or thumb making a small indent.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are set and light brown.
  7. Remove from oven and cool. Lower oven to 170 degrees. Return cookies to oven and bake for 1½ hours or until cookie is not soft on the bottom. Cool on baking racks.
  8. Make caramel sauce (purchased sugar free caramel sauce is an option too).
  9. Add ½-1 teaspoon of caramel to center of cookie. Let set.
  10. In a microwave melt chocolate in 20 second increments until chocolate is smooth. Add to a piping bag and drizzle over each cookie (optional).

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20 Comments on Low Carb Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel Filling

  1. avatar
    December 5, 2016

    Oh those look so yummy and I love that it’s low carb! These are calling my name. I might give them a try this weekend.Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Melanie says:
    December 5, 2016

    I usually do a sugar cookie and peppermint combo, but this one looks great, too!

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      December 5, 2016

      Ohh, you just gave me an idea to try a chocolate and peppermint combo!

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    December 5, 2016

    These look great! I love that they are low carb too – I can use all the help I can get during cookie season!

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      December 5, 2016

      Right! Plus, there are so many folks that need to watch their sugar intake, so these are safe to share with everyone!

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    December 5, 2016

    Oh these look so good and from your ingredient list sound like my next cookie recipe to give a try. Just wondering do you have to hide your cookies in the freezer under the broccoli too? LOL Just pinned!

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      December 5, 2016

      When my son was at home, most definitely had some good hiding places. Now I can only blame my husband for eating all the cookies 😉

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    Emily says:
    December 5, 2016

    Love these thumbprint cookies. My Mother in law makes them, but not low carb. These are a great alternative!

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      December 5, 2016

      Thanks, Emily! I like to have a couple of options. I can eat pretty much anything, but I know a lot of folks that need to limit their sugar intake.

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    Jolina says:
    December 5, 2016

    Chocolate and caramel is always a wonderful combination! And it’s great that these cookies are healthier versions too.

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    December 5, 2016

    What a fun (and healthier) flavor combo- these are great for cookie exchanges!

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    Sarah says:
    December 5, 2016

    Yummmm chocolate plus caramel is a match made in heaven!

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    December 6, 2016

    This healthier take on a fave flavor combination is perfect! Thanks for the idea, adding to my holiday baking!!!!

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    Theresa Sutton says:
    December 6, 2016

    You had me at low carb and then when I saw how delicious these look, oh man! I need this in my life.

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    Angela says:
    December 6, 2016

    What a treat! I love the caramel chocolate combo so this is my kind of cookie for sure!

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    Diane says:
    December 6, 2016

    These look great. It’ll make a great addition to the regulars that I always bake each year. Chocolate and caramel.

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    2pots2cook says:
    December 13, 2016

    Hello Sandra, you make me change my “to bake” list this year 🙂 Thank you and have a pleasant day !

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