Truly Low Carb Monster-Ladyfinger Cookies

Here’s a treat that’s so fun and tasty, it’s scary — and perfect for Halloween.


1/2 cup salted butter, softened

3/4 cup Splenda granular

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup wheat gluten (such as Vital)

1 cup almond flour

2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Green or brown food coloring


1. Cream butter, Splenda and vanilla.

2. Add a few drops of food coloring, until the mixture looks appropriately disgusting; add gluten and almond flour, 1/4 cup at a time, kneading if necessary.

3. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces; shape each piece into a “finger.”

4. Use a sharp pin or a knife to carve knuckles into each dough finger; bend slightly at the curve. Scoop out a place for “fingernails.” Insert one almond slice into each dough finger yo resemble a

5. Bake at 350 F for eight to 10 minutes, or until done.

Makes 16 cookies.

Per cookie:

5.6g carbs, 0.8g fiber, 6.6g protein, 8.9g fat, 15mg cholesterol, 42.6mg sodium, 130 calories


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