FREE FROM: GLUTEN, GRAINS, DAIRY, EGG & REFINED SUGAR. PALEO-FRIENDLY & SCD
These cookies taste so good! This can be confirmed by many members of my family, none of whom are following any grain-free or refined sugar-free diets. I’m calling them festive simply because we just had to use our new Christmas cookie cutters but this is a great basic biscuit recipe for any time of year. They are so quick to make: just 10-15 minutes to prepare then you can get other jobs done while the dough sets a little in the fridge, then simply bake for 6-8 minutes.
From my experimentation I have learned a few tips that will make it easier for you:
-Don’t roll the “dough” out too thin.
-Don’t skip putting the “dough” balls in the fridge to set. It will be impossible to work with.
-Almond flour doesn’t work like regular flour so it can be very helpful to use a spatula to slide them onto the baking tray once you have cut them out.
-Watch them in the oven. They can burn so easily.
Oh and did I mention that these babies are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free. They are most certainly not however taste free!!
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
|Cook Time||6-8 minutes|
- 2 cups (300g) Blanched Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup (85g) Coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract* *With no added sugar
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons Raw honey
- 1/4 teaspoon Sea salt
- Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix with a spoon until the wet ingredients are incorporated into the dry.
- Next, use your hands to work the mixture into two "dough" balls.
- Wrap each in cling film and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This will make it easier to work with.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C Fan, 180°C electric, 350°F or gas mark 4. Remove the two balls and place them on two separate sheets of parchment paper and cover them each with a second sheet of parchment.
- Using your hands, press out the "dough" balls then roll with a rolling pin until you end up with two circles roughly the size of an adult's dinner plate.
- Next, make the shapes you want using your cookie cutters. I usually use a mixture of sizes as it gives a nice effect.
- Place the shapes on parchment-lined baking trays and bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes. This will depend on your oven. 6 minutes is all that mine need.
- Decorate with some extra lemon zest and desiccated coconut.