These cookies were made for a friend of mine
who is somewhat afraid to begin a transition
towards a healthier way of eating.
She has a real sweet tooth and loves junk food,
and is doubtful that healthy food can also be delicious!
I made these cookies using healthy ingredients
to show her that healthy treats are not only nutrient dense,
but also much tastier than processed and store bought ones.....
The cookies are crisp on the surface and soft inside
when they come out of the oven and are still warm,
but once cooled down they become more like
a slice of cake then a cookie.....so you can choose
to make cookies or just muffins, both are equally yummy!!!
1 cup finely dessicated coconut or coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
4 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp hemp seeds (optional)
2 tsp cacao powder
2 tsp carob powder (or add 1 tsp cacao powder more)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of sea salt
sweetener - I used stevia + 2 tbsp brown rice syrup
You can also use agave or date syrup
as desired. Taste and adjust, add more or less.
1 tbsp ground flax seeds
1/4 cup water
a handful of chopped walnuts
Mix the flax seed powder and water together, keep aside.
Mix all the above ingredients apart from the walnuts
till well combined then add the soaked flax seed powder
and mix all together till you get a thick cake like batter.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and drop spoonfulls
of batter, pressing to get a round shape, keeping at least
2' distance between the cookies.
Bake in a preheated oven 350F / 180C for 18 minutes.
Let them rest on a rack for a few minutes and enjoy while
still slightly warm......
Alternatively you can pour the batter into mini muffin cases
and bake for the same amount of time or do half and half.
Do not make normal sized muffins as they risk being
uncooked and too soft in the center.
Keep it Simple. Be Creative.
Taste and Play. Find your own Way.