Thursday, July 12, 2012

Almond and Coconut Cookies

I stumbled on to Teresa Cutter's website recently and am in awe. They are full of healthy and gorgeous food ideas. Best of all, there are many of them that are paleo friendly.

Take these gorgeous cookies. She called them Anzac Cookies- but they are like little parcels of macaroons. Coconut nutty and so morish. The recipe calls for honey to sweeten the cookies so I can't have too many of them on non cheat days but they are worth it. And so easy to make!

The mixture can be a little crumbly so I added around 1/4 cup of water. A tip is to use a measuring spoon to pack the mixture in before shaping it into a cookie shape. I sprinkled some additional almond flakes before baking which added the extra crunch.

Almond and Coconut Cookies (Makes 22)

1 cup (100 g) almond meal (ground almonds)
1 cup (100 g)  flaked almonds
1 cup (75 g) organic desiccated coconut (see notes)
1/4 (80 g) cup honey
1/4 cup (60 ml) coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
1 tablespoon water
Combine almond meal, flaked almonds and coconut.
Combine honey and oil into a small pot and heat gently.
Mix the bicarb and water then pour into the honey pot and mix until it starts to froth.
Pour into the dry nut ingredients and mix through until combined.  Add a little water if needed to combine which will help them stick together.
Form into 22 cookies
Bake in a low pre heated oven 120 C (248 F)  for about 30 minutes until golden.
Cool and enjoy.



Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

sound healthy and good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good and yummy!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Both almond and coconut are my favorite ingredients especially for cookies and chocolate. I love that you added BOTH! =)

lena said...

i see that there isnt any flour here, must have tasted fabulous with almond meal and coconuts!

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