These little babies are what cookie dreams are made of. They are gluten-free, vegan and paleo friendly and they have a texture to die for. If you have any dairy intolerances but love the taste of butter, fear not! These cookies taste so creamy and buttery without actually having any dairy in them at all.
I know sometimes the idea of baking can seem time consuming and a bit of an effort but these only take about 8 minutes to prepare and then 25-30 mins in the oven and voila! They also keep fresh for around 3-4 days in an airtight container so they are perfect for a little snack with your cuppa.
Hot tip: If you want to spice them up a little you could totally get all kinds of creative and add your own spin on this recipe. To give you some ideas, think cacao nibs/dark choccie chips, cinnamon, ginger, couple of drops of your favourite essential oil (obviously one that is safe to ingest), peanut butter (drool), Go nuts!
2 cups blanched almond flour (or almond meal)
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
1/4 cup maple syrup (just make sure its the good stuff, 100%)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
HOW TO MAKE
Preheat the oven to 120 degrees and line a large baking tray with some baking paper.
In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, oil, maple syrup, salt, baking soda, vanilla, and vinegar and stir well to create a sticky dough. This is where you would add your flavour if you decide to.
Heap tablespoons of your dough onto the baking sheet, then use your hands to gently press and shape them. Wet your fingers with water to stop any sticking while you work with the dough.
Bake until the cookies are firm to the touch around the edges, about 30 minutes at 120 degrees. For a more crispy and crunchy cookie, you can bake them a little longer. They won’t look much darker in colour once they are done because of the low heat you’re baking them so don’t be fooled and think they are not cooking. The magic is definitely happening.
Once you remove the cookies from the oven, let them cool on the tray for 5 or so minutes. The longer you let them sit the firmer they will become. Obviously cookies are best served warm but these are also tasty at room temp so you do you.
Final tip: Eat these cookies mindfully, without distraction and enjoy the experience. Im not even afraid to go as far as closing my eyes when eating certain foods.