Just like the original, expect from these keto oreo cookies a scrumptious vanilla cream sandwiched between two (properly crisp!) dark chocolate cookies… but at just 1g net carb a pop!
FOR VANILLA CREAM FILLING:
- 144 g almond flour
- 37 g cocoa powder
- 13 g black cocoa powder or simply more regular cocoa
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee (optional)
- 80 g unsalted grass-fed butter at room temperature
- 128 g erythritol
- 1 egg
FOR VANILLA CREAM FILLING:
- 56 g unsalted grass-fed butter
- 14 g coconut oil *
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch kosher salt
- 63-125 g powdered erythritol or powdered sweetener
- Add almond flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, salt, baking soda and espresso powder (optional) to a medium bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.
- Begin to cream butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer, 1-2 minutes. Add in sweetener and continue to beat until thoroughly mixed and much of the sweetener has dissolved (3-5 minutes).
- Add in egg, mixing until just incorporated. The mixture will appear slightly 'broken' (i.e. not thoroughly smooth).
- With your mixer on low, add in half of your flour mixture- mixing until just incorporated. Mix in the rest.
- Wrap cookie dough with cling film (saran wrap) and refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight).
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper until nice and thin. Cutout the rounds (Oreos are roughly 1 3/4 inches in diameter).
- Transfer cutout cookies onto prepared baking tray and place in the freezer for 15 minutes prior to baking.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes. Since the cookies are dark already and you can't guide yourself by color, we suggest doing a trial with one cookie if possible. When ready, the cookies will have puffed somewhat and smell amazing (this is our best cue here), but you'll want to push the baking time to get them nice and crisp. So just keep an eye out for them.
- Allow to cool for ten minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely, as they'll continue to crunch up (because of the sugar alcohol, this may take a few hours!).
- To make the vanilla cream filling, cream butter and coconut oil (or more butter) in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Add in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt, and mix until fully incorporated. Add powdered sweetener to taste and mix until fully incorporated and light and fluffy in texture.
- Spread or pipe vanilla cream onto a cookie and sandwich between a second one. Refrigerate until set.
- The cookies themselves keep well, stored in an airtight container at room temperature, for 5 days to a week. Once you add the filling, keep them refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The shaped dough can be frozen for up to 3 months, and they can be baked straight from the freezer (adding 2-3 minutes more to the baking time).
- *Adding coconut oil to the vanilla cream improves the texture quite a bit. It also adds very little taste, but you can always use refined coconut oil (tasteless) or simply add more butter.
- Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per keto oreo cookie. We found the recipe to yield 24 sandwich cookies (i.e. 4 dozen single cookies).