Thursday, 27 June 2013

Coconutty Cookies (SCD & Paleo)

Coconutty Cookies
I love these cookies!  They are just perfect when you need a little treat.  Ok, everyday :)

I usually make these for myself without any sweetener.  I find I feel the best if I keep carbs and sugars to a minimum.  So without the honey, I can have a few of these and not put myself into a sugar high.
 OK, the kids won't eat them without sweetener, but I prefer them that way!
If leaving out the honey, you can add an egg to help bind.

Coconutty Cookies.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Makes: 24-30

Ingredients:
2 cups almond flour or meal
1 cup desiccated coconut
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup cacao butter
1/3 cup honey

Instructions:
  •  Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350F).
  • Melt cacao butter in the microwave (about 2 mins)
  • While that's melting, put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.
  • Pour the cacao butter into the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Melt the coconut oil in the microwave (about 1 min)
  • Add the coconut oil and honey to the bowl and mix.
  • Scoop tablespoons of the mixture and form into balls.
  • Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Flatten balls of dough with your palm.
  • Bake for 8-10 mins until golden brown.
Variation - omit vanilla and add cinnamon and mixed spice. :) 
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