This weekend I have been experimenting with sweet treats! I followed the same recipe as the cinnamon cookies I posted a few days ago but used cacao instead of cinnamon and was really impressed with how tasty they were. I made a batch yesterday and more today with Ella, just to be sure that they were worthy of posting!!!
So here is a recap with the chocolate modifications….
-1/4 cup honey
-1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 & 1/2 cups almond meal
-2 tbsp plus 1 tsp 100 % cacao powder
-1/2 tsp nutmeg
-1 tsp coconut flour
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
I bought some cacao liquor the other day and added a small melted amount to the mixture but you could melt 2 small squares of dark chocolate (80% or over), you can also add a handful of dark chocolate chips for triple choc, when I made these with Ella today she insisted that they would taste better with chocolate chips, I must admit she was right! The kids demolished these today washed down with a yummy shillshake!
It seems like a lot of chocolate but this mixture will make 8-10 cookies. Taste the mixture to check you are happy with the flavour, for more sweetness you can add a little more honey or vanilla as cacao can be bitter if you use too much.
Preparation: Combine all ingredients (except 2 tbsp of cacao, leave that out for later) and mix well. Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F/175c. Roll dough into small balls and coat in cinnamon (the 2 tbsp you left out earlier). Place cookies on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet and press down slightly to flatten them. Bake for 10 minutes.
Gluten Free & Seriously tasty!