Parts of the country are seeing temperatures well above 100 degrees. That’s without the heat index! Salads and other no-cook options are the winning tickets when the idea of turning on the oven makes you feel dread. We love cold foods as the summer wears on. But sometimes you want something that requires you to turn on the oven. We’ve shared cookie recipes before, delicious treats that require heat. Now, we are sharing some cookies that don’t require you to crank up the heat. Some of these recipes say you should melt things on the stove top. But, we say putting them in the microwave on low power for short bursts works just as well. There is no need to “bring the heat” to make these yummy cookies!
These tasty cookies are made from four ingredients you may already have in your kitchen if you are a habitual low-carb baker. Almond flour is key to making tasty cookies that make you feel like you’re eating a real cookie but without carbs. The recipe calls for ghee, but you can use a different fat that is solid at room temperature. These are soft cookies that taste amazing as you sink your teeth into them. A cookie has 76 calories, one gram of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.
Snickerdoodles taste, to us at least, of nostalgia. They’re the cookies our moms used to make for potlucks and bake sales. We always think of them as a quintessentially American cookie. But scholars believe that they are Dutch-German and were introduced to America by Amish and Mennonite people. Whatever their history is, we love them. And we love this version that doesn’t make us warm up our kitchen during this hot weather! These cookies need to be refrigerated because of the cream cheese but should be brought to room temperature to enjoy. A cookie has 118 calories with three grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
These aren’t cookies, but we’re sure you’ll forgive us for sharing these tasty dough balls! Made without eggs, this recipe for chocolate chip cookies never goes into the oven. So many of us love cookie dough. But, because of the eggs — and carbs — we steer clear. These balls can have a chocolate ganache on top, but we think that’s a case of “gilding the lily.” They don’t need it, and it’s the only step that requires any heat at all. No, thank you! Each dough ball has 74 calories, three grams of carbs and 1.6 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We don’t really like the name of these cookies because it undersells them. We prefer to call them kitchen sink cookies. You can use this as a base to make anything. You could add a little dried fruit or more nuts. They hold together beautifully, and their flavor is delicious. There also pair perfectly with yogurt, if you want to have it as part of a meal instead of a stand-alone dessert. The cookie combines peanut butter, nuts, coconut and cocoa powder to make a delicacy that we enjoy straight from the fridge. A cookie has 135 calories, four grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We hope these recipes bring a smile to your day! You won’t regret making any of these as they are so delicious, easy and fun! Stay cool, stay hydrated and enjoy one of these cookies!