Apr 102016

Almond Cookies

I generally try to resist after dinner treats but sometimes I just can’t help it, we all crave a bit of something sweet and scrumptious every now and then. Obviously a prepackaged snack would be quick and easy but I have discovered that (while more effort) making my own treats is much more rewarding and at least I know exactly what goes in them.

Almond Biscuits

It can be a bit of a puzzle to create with what’s in your pantry at the time and it doesn’t always work out but I was super duper pleased with how these almond biscuits turned out. They were simple to make and the kids absolute loved them too, in fact I thought they were even more delicious the next day:

Dry ingredients:
2 cups of Almond Meal
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
2 pinches of salt

Wet ingredients:
70ml Coconut Oil (melted)
4 tbsp of Maple Syrup
4 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Dusting mix:
2 tbsp of Cinnamon
2 tbsp of Coconut Sugar

This is how you do it:
Preheat your oven to 175° C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Prepare your dusting mix and set aside for later.
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl.
Combine the wet and the dry mixtures into one, gooey, sticky dough
Using a metal spoon create a little ball (roughly the size of a small walnut) and gently roll it through the dusting mix to coat, it will be sticky! You should get about 20 balls out of this but of course you can make your biscuits as big or small as you like.
Place each ball on your baking tray whilst leaving enough space in between (they will grow in the oven) and flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.
Bake for approximately 9 minutes until golden and still soft in the centre.
Be patient and let the biscuits cool before removing them from the paper or they will fall apart. Enjoy!

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