Since I have started Atkins several years ago my wife and I have been in a constant search for good recipes to substitute for the snacks and treats I used to enjoy. Finding good low carb alternatives to cookies, cakes, and chocolate has been difficult because if you want those things to be sweet and flavorful, well carbs can be hidden away in those items. We have tried many recipes and some have been OK and others not so much. Specifically we have attempted cookies several times and its been difficult. A lot of cookie recipes lack flavor and come out kinda bland and on top of that many have more carbs then you may want for a typical snack. It would be nice to be able to have a cookie that satisfies and does not feel like its a waste of carbs.
So the real question is, how do they taste? The bakery makes three flavors Cocoa Delight, Ginger Spice, and Strawberry Banana Perfection. I was able to try the Ginger Spice cookies . Ginger cookies are something I loved from my pre low carb days and so it seemed like a great one for me to review. What's great about these cookies is the texture. So many low carb cookies I have tried feel dry and have an odd consistency but these were soft and fresh just like a normal fresh baked cookie should be. The taste was great too. You're not over powered with too much ginger taste and the spice is just the right amount. They are not as extremely sweet as regular ginger cookies might usually be but that didn't bother me at all. The light frosting on top adds a bit of extra sweetness to them. They are light, fresh, and you feel like you are eating a real actual cookie, which as silly as it sounds is rare with other low carb cookie treats.
Quik Tip: The package recommended to place the cookie in the microwave for 3-5 seconds for a fresh baked cookie feel. I highly recommend this! I actually thought that beside making them feel all fresh and soft, the heat brought out a little more of the flavor in the cookies. Definitely worth trying.