Low Carb M&Ms Cookies

Low carb M&Ms cookies are perfect for those times that you are so sick of low carb you could die and you just want something that is normal… or almost normal. They are slightly different in texture but the cookies are sweet, buttery, and are dotted with Atkins low-carb candy covered chocolates. Sometimes you just need to be a kid again — and now you can do it without screwing up all that low-carb hard work you’ve done so far.

low-carb M&Ms cookies are buttery and dotted with low carb candies.

OK y’all. I am not going to sit here and tell you that these low carb m&ms cookies are exactly like the m&ms cookies that you know and love. They aren’t. The texture is slightly different and the flavor, while similar, isn’t exactly the same. HOWEVER, these are dang good and I don’t think you’ll find many low-carb cookies that can beat them in flavor.

Plus they’ve got just 1.3 net carbs per cookie. NORMAL sized cookies not the quarter sized diet cookies, either.

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One thing about these is that you don’t want to eat them hot. For some weird reason there is no flavor until the cookie has cooled thoroughly. So, look at them longingly if you must but let them cool on the counter for at least an hour for the best yumminess factor.

They freeze well so I’d suggest you make a batch, put one or two in small resealable snack bags, and put all the snack bags into a freezer container. Pop it in the freezer and you have fresh treats whenever you’d like — plus keeping them in the freezer discourages wanton cookie scavenging.

low carb M&Ms cookies are a sweet buttery snack that won't blow your low carb lifestyle. Lowcarb-ology.com

I made m&ms cookies a lot when my kids were small and they were always a treat. We liked to put ice cream between two cookies to make ice cream sandwiches. I am thinking of making a low carb ice cream and doing just exactly that with these.

The red m&ms are my favorite. I don’t know why but they are. When my kids were little I had them convinced that the red ones were kind of like a tithe to Mommy and they’d solemnly hold out their chubby little hands to give me the red ones. A lot of the time they still do… and my husband saves them for me, too.

Spoiled, right?

If you don’t see many red candies in these low carb m&ms cookies just chalk it up to the Mommy-tithe, ok?

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If you can’t find the Atkins candy locally Amazon has it, as well as the butter flavoring.
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Atkins Chocolate Candies, 1 Ounce, 5 Count

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Low Carb M &M’s Cookies

M&Ms cookies with less than 2 carbs each. Buttery, sweet cookies are dotted with candy covered chocolates for a sweet treat that won't blow your diet.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 128kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup erythritol powdered in the blender - or your favorite measure for measure sugar free sweetener
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup flax seed meal - golden
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1- ounce Chocolate Candies they look like M&Ms - packages of Atkins Endulge

Instructions

  • Mix the butter, eggs, and erythritol on medium speed until blended.
  • Add the vanilla, butter flavor, and almond extract.
  • Beat quickly just to blend.
  • In a bowl mix the almond flour, flaxseed meal, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Stir into the butter mixture until thoroughly blended.
  • Add the candy, stirring them in by hand.
  • Let stand for about 3 minutes to thicken up.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat.
  • Bake at 350F for 10 -12 minutes. DO NOT overbake - centers will still be slightly soft.
  • Cool completely before eating. The flavor intensifies as it cools.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2.9% | Calcium: 3.9% | Iron: 3.5%

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Last Updated 04/17/2019

18 Responses to “Low Carb M&Ms Cookies”

  1. Totally craving these cookies now with a tall glass of milk! Looks delish!

    Reply
    • Thanks Josie!

  2. I’m so in love with this recipe. love the almond flour and flax meal. Makes a nice high protein cookie!

    Reply
    • And they are so good. 🙂

  3. This looks like a great way to indulge in a healthier way!

    Reply
    • Thanks Sara!

  4. Marye, these low carb M&M cookies are quite the treat!
    If they were female, they’d totally knock me off my feet
    Just look at those gorgeous colors, I just need a bite!
    Please give them to me, I won’t put up a fight
    For breakfast with milk, lunch and dinner
    Best of all I won’t be a high carb sinner!

    AWESOME COOKIES!

    Reply
    • LOL! Awesome poem.

  5. How awesome is that! What a great product!

    Reply
    • 🙂 thanks.

  6. These look phenomenal!! I could go for a dozen right now 🙂

    Reply
    • Thanks Aimee!

  7. I had no idea that Atkins made chocolate candies!

    Reply
    • I didn’t either until I was in the store and all of a sudden my brain was like… M&M Cookies!!!

  8. Loving these gorgeous cookies Marye. Now I want ice-cream cookies sandwiches. Low-carb = no guilt. (Right?)

    Reply
    • LOL! I am on a fast at the moment but I have been thinking of making ice cream sammiches when I am finished! Great minds!

  9. Great recipe! I am making it right now. Quick, very important question though: In step 8 of your Instructions, you mention that we should drop them at a baking sheet at a “teaspoonful,” wouldn’t that be too little? The pictures on your page look a lot bigger than a teaspoonful?

    Thank you so much for these!

    Reply
    • Ack… just saw this.. busy weekend. 🙂 I use a big rounded teaspoon. Not a measuring teaspoon but a tableware one. I just sort of eye it for size. 🙂

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