Sunday, August 25, 2013

"Butter" Cookies...a healthy version of a decadent cookie

Tea party for two?  Yes, please!

Make any imprint your heart desires

A gluten-free tea party for two: the best kind of morning

This cookie literally melts in your mouth.  The texture is that like of a peanut butter cookie, while the taste is reminiscent of a buttery sugar cookie, only healthier (thank gosh!) It doesn't have a strong flavor, just a mild vanilla-y maple sweetness, enhanced by the natural sweetness of coconut flour and unsweetened coconut milk.

Coconut "Butter" Cookies


1-1/2 cups coconut flour
1-1/2 TBSP garbanzo bean flour (any GF flour will do)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/3 cup agave syrup or maple syrup or honey**
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup plain coconut yogurt
3 eggs or egg equivalents

vanilla my twin brought back from her trip to Seychelles for work
yummy discovery at Trader Joe's.  I went a little light on the syrup, add more for more sweetness

Mix wet into dry, adding a little additional coconut milk or water if necessary


1.  Stir together flours, and add in all wet ingredients.  Mix well.
2.  Scoop out into little balls, flatten into discs and make an imprint of your choice.  I used the tines of a fork to criss-cross the top of the cookie, and a cookie cutter on a few others.
3.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes.

**I used maple-flavored agave syrup as sweetener: honey or regular agave or maple will do.  I used a scant 1/3 cup.

Bake only 8-10 minutes; they will remain soft and retain that melt-in-your-mouthness
Take a tray to your lawn with these healthy cookies and a spot of tea. Magical!

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