Check out these fantastically yummy cookies from Girl Gone Primal–visit her original post here. Many, many thanks to her for this delicious recipe. These are currently my favorite cookies. Of course, they are the only cookies I’ve found so far that stays within the No Food guidelines, so they’re the first cookies I’ve had in four months!
These are wonderful plain, but even better with chocolate frosting. The frosting has 1 tbsp agave in it, which at 16 g of sugar per tbsp is crazy cheating, but this made 14 cookies for us, which only amounts to 1.14 g added sugar per cookie. Yeah, I know I’m just trying to justify my bad behavior 😉 We should have used xylitol or stevia instead so as not to feed my candida, but xylitol is gritty and we don’t have any stevia (yet). That will be for next time.
We’ve made these twice in one week so I think that qualifies them for the coveted rank of 5/5 happy monkeys.
1 1/2 cups almonds
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1/4 cup coconut oil
1t vanilla (ground vanilla beans preferably)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp agave syrup (substitute with xylitol or stevia if concerned about candida)
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Combine all ingredients in food processor and mix well. Roll dough into a long tube, then slice into 12-15 cookies. They don’t rise much so cut them about how thick you want them in the end. Press them onto a tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and beginning to brown around the edges. Oil will leak out of the cookies and foam as they cook – this is a good thing! Place cookies on cooling rack lined with paper towel to absorb any remaining liquid, leaving you with light, crisp cookies.
Mix together the frosting ingredients and spread on cookies once cool. Try not to eat them all in one night.
Next time: I’d like to try the frosting with stevia and making these raw. We just got some raw SweetLeaf stevia and a $5 dehyrator from craig’s list, so we’re all set for next time. My only question is what to do about the egg? Not sure if we’ll use it, or if it would even work in a dehyrator. Maybe it’s not even necessary. Any advice, let me know! Otherwise, we’ll just have to experiment and see!