These low carb spice tea cookies are now my go to cookie on a low carb diet. Only a few ingredients, a few minutes to make and 0.8g net carbs.I love cookies. As a matter of fact I was daydreaming the other day about having a cookie tasting party just as an excuse to eat cookies. But I know if I did I would get sick from them and I am trying to keep it low carb. So I came up with these little low carb spice tea cookies instead. There are only 5 ingredients: walnuts, tea, sweetener, egg and baking soda. I made some 4 Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies and 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies which were very similar but these are low carb which is what I was going for. They only have 0.8g of carbs per cookie and they are so easy. Best of all they are tasty and help curb my sweet tooth.
The first thing you want to do is put your raw walnuts in a food processor. Blend on high until it starts to turn into a nut butter. You don’t want it too smooth but you want to break down the nuts and let the natural oils come out (see pic below for consistency). Then you add your tea, egg, sweetener and baking soda and blend until well combined.
I used Celestial Seasonings Gingerbread Spice tea because I wanted something spicy but wasn’t sure what combination to use and I knew I liked this tea. It turns out it was great! It’s herbal so there is no real tea in these bags but lots of tasty spices (cinnamon, ginger, carob). They make a Bengal Spice Tea that is even more spicy (cardamon, black pepper, cloves) that I want to try in these cookies next. And as for the sweetener, I used Swerve. I tried it with Splenda but it came out drier. They were ok but I preferred it with the Swerve. If you use another type of sweetener you will have to play around to get the texture you want. I can tell you that they only take minutes to make so if you are experimenting it won’t take much of your time to make a new batch. (Amazon affiliate links)
Below is the batter for the cookies. It’s sticky but it will spread on the pan. This batch made me 10 good sized cookies. You can make them smaller or larger if you want.
It almost looks like nut butter doesn’t it. Make sure to use a silicone mat or parchment paper when baking.
And here is what they look like. They are more chewy than crunchy. I think if you left them in longer they would be crunchy but I’m not sure to be honest. Again they are not that sweet. If you are using regular sugar they will be sweeter but the whole point is that this is a low carb cookie. And if you don’t care about the low carb thing but want a healthy cookie in a hurry, you can use coconut sugar as a substitute. I bet honey and maple syrup would be good too but I’m not sure how they will come out when they are baked.
Low Carb Spice Tea Cookies
I have already made this recipe at least 3 times. I like using the walnuts because they have essentially little flavor and are like a blank canvas and they are low in carbs. Also they break down into a butter quickly. I think next time I might try one of my Steeped Teas and see how those go. I hope you like these as much as I do and if you come up with any flavors you would like me to try, drop me a comment and let me know. Enjoy!
1 cookie = 83 cals / 8.1g fat / 6.1g carbs / 5.3g fiber / 2.2g protein = 0.8 net carbs
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons powdered Swerve
- 2 tea bags Celestial Seasonings Ginger Spice Tea
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a food processor add your nuts and process until it becomes a batter but not yet a smooth nut butter.
- Add the rest of your ingredients and pulse until well mixed.
- Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Spoon out batter, about a Tablespoon each. Cookies will spread during baking.
- Bake for 8 minutes. Check to make sure they are nice and brown but not too crunchy.
- Store in a sealed container. I freeze mine.