Does the holiday season leave you feeling cravings for sweets and cookies? Who doesn’t love a festive Christmas cookie. We want to share one of our favorite recipes that is free of refined sugar and flour, but still leaves you satisfied. This cookie is the perfect mix of the holiday season with its subtle hints of cinnamon and nutmeg!
Coconut Almond Cookies
1 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut
3/4 cup almond meal
1 flax egg or egg
4 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil at room temperature, soft not melted or soft butter
4 tablespoons honey or maple syrup or 1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon - optional
1 pinch ground nutmeg - optional
1 pinch ground ginger - optional
1/4 cup dark cocoa chocolate >70% ,melted
3 teaspoons unsweetened desiccated coconut
1 teaspoons extra virgin coconut oil
Preheat oven to 360F. Lay a cookie sheet with baking paper. Set aside
In a food processor, with the S blade attachment, add all the cookie ingredients.
Process on medium speed until all the ingredient comes together crumble. Transfer the dough into a bowl, form a ball with your hands and refrigerate 15-20 minutes.
Grease your hands with a tiny amount of coconut oil and form 4 large cookie balls or 8 small cookie balls - as you like, gently rolling the cookie dough between your hands to form balls.
Place the balls on the baking tray covered with baking paper.
Press each balls with your fingers to form thick flat round cookie - about 1 cm thickness.
Bake at 360 F for 12 minutes or until the sides are golden brown.
Cool down on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes, they will harden slightly when cooling down.
Transfer onto a cookie rack to fully cool down then decorate.
Melt the dark chocolate and coconut on the stovetop, stirring to avoid the chocolate to burn. Dip half of the cookie into the melted chocolate then dip into desiccated coconut or sliced almonds. Dry on a cooking rack. Place the rack few minutes in the fridge to set the chocolate shell quickly.
Store up to 5 days in a cookie jar.
Servings: 8 small cookies
Calories: 169 calories
Recipe adapted from: www.sweetashoney.com