These Low Carb Cherry Ripe Cookies are Kathy’s version of the Cherry Ripe Cookie bites found in Woolworths.

I saw these Cherry Ripe Cookies in Woolworths this week and I thought I’d have a go at recreating a low carb, sugar-free version that hits the spot. 🍒🍫

My low carb, sugar-free version of these cookies absolutely hits the nail on the head! You wouldn’t know they are low carb, sugar-free and healthy enough to have for breakfast!

They make a great treat with a tea or coffee and really curb the chocolate craving. I would even go so far as to say they are BETTER than the Woolies version 😁

 

Makes 20 mini cookies or 10 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 packet of our Low Carb Cookie Base Mix
  • 1/3 cup desiccated coconut (40g)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (30g)
  • 100g chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (60ml)
  • 1/3 cup melted butter (70g)
  • 150g frozen cherries (Woolworths has these in the frozen berry section – see pic to the right)

Method

  • Preheat the oven at 160 degrees and line a flat baking tray.
  • Microwave or heat the cherries on the stove until defrosted and they release some liquid. Push the cherries with a fork to release the water, then drain them over the sink in a sieve. You want to squeeze out as much water as you can (but a little moisture will be fine!)
  • In one bowl combine the dry ingredients (cookie mix, coconut, cocoa powder, chopped chocolate).
  • In another bowl, mix together the milk and melted butter, and add to the dry mix along with the drained cherries. Combine well.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop and roll the mix into 20 small balls, pressing them flat and shaping them round in your hands.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown and cool on rack. If you’re making the bigger cookies, you’ll need to give them an extra 5 minutes, but I made the mini cookies which took no more than 15 mins.
  • Cookies can be kept at room temperature for 2 days or stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Tip: For leftover frozen cherries, I love warming a few up and drizzling with melted dark chocolate and a sprinkle of coconut for a special treat.

You only need half a packet of the cookie mix so you can save the other half for something else.

 

For more great low carb recipes click here.

 

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