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Low Carb Orange Spice Cookies

Low Carb Orange Spice Cookies

These cookies are deliciously tasty and healthy too !

These drop cookies make a nice everyday or Christmas cookie, the orange and spice giving a great taste, perfect for the holiday season.

Allow 10 minutes for preparation.


  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat (wholemeal) flour
  • sugar, equivalent to ½ cup (e.g Splenda® or similar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup soya margarine or spread
  • 1/3 cup chopped or snipped raisins (snip in half with scissors)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°C, 190°F (10 degrees lower for fan oven)
  2. Mix the flours, sugar, baking powder, orange, salt & nutmeg together.
  3. Cut in pieces and mix in the margarine or spread, until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs
  4. Add the raisins and egg.
  5. Mix well.
  6. If the mixture is too dry, add a little orange juice (from the peeled orange)
  7. Use teaspoons to drop spoonfuls onto a greased baking tray
  8. Use a fork to flatten out the cookie dough
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  10. Make 20-24 cookies

These taste great last thing at night served with cold milk.

Try variations of this recipe – swap dried cranberries for raisins, add some chopped pecan nuts, mixed nuts or
pine nuts to boost the goodness and flavour.

This recipe is sugar free and low-carb.
Carb count:24.64 per serving (2 cookies)
(You can further reduce the carbs buy switching to an all-gluten free flour.)

Further Reading

Low carb cake recipe ideas – tips for low or no sugar baking




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