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Sugar-Free Pignoli Cookies

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

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Ingredients

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 T. Truvia® zero calorie sweetener
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t. almond extract
  • 1 t. ground fennel seed
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/41/2 c. pignoli nuts

Instructions

  1. Beat together the butter, Truvia®, ground fennel seed, salt, vanilla and almond extracts together in a large bowl.
  2. Add the flour and mix until it just comes together.
  3. Get out a long piece of plastic wrap and place the cookie dough on top..
  4. Shape the dough into a long, 8″ log and wrap tightly with the plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or you can do this the night before.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Slice the dough carefully into 1/4″ slices and lay out on your baking sheets.
  9. Place the desired amount of pignoli nuts on each cookie and bake for 10-15 minutes, just until the edges are slightly brown.