Sometimes you want to whip up something sweet, but you don’t want to make a big production out of it. You desire quick satisfaction without spending the entire day baking. Since we had some extra almond flour languishing in our cupboard, we decided to create a quick batch of cookies. These nuggets taste buttery, even though no actual butter is used. You can make them plain (as we did) or add some vegan, gluten-free chocolate chips, dried fruit, a dab of jam (think “thumbprint” cookies), or some slivered almonds. Use your imagination, and you can’t go too far wrong with this delicious treat! Here’s how:
1 cup finely ground almond flour (We used Bob’s Red Mill, with great results)
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum-free, please!)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt (not iodized)
2 tablespoons water
Your mind will be blown by how easy it is to prepare this recipe. Mix all of the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl, using a large spoon. Crush any lumps that might be in the flour.
Once you add the water, you should be able to form a loose ball with the dough. Make sure everything is thoroughly combined. Your mixture should attain a lovely, golden brown color.
Grease a cookie sheet with either vegan butter or margarine, or a dab or two of coconut oil. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter and place the little dough balls two inches apart on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees. You’ll thrill to the delicious aroma! The cookies won’t spread out much while they’re baking. Eventually they’ll darken and become lovely baked nuggets.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes on your counter before digging in. That is, if you’re able to control yourself.
Makes 8-10 cookies, depending on size. If you need more of them, just double — or triple — the recipe. You can cover any extras in a secure, airtight container and store them right on your counter for easy snacking. Believe it or not, you can even freeze these treats for several weeks! Just thaw your frozen cookies for an hour or so, and enjoy them all over again!
We’re really happy that we discovered these delicious morsels! And they’re so incredibly easy to make that we think we’ll bake some more tomorrow. We will try to remember to share them with our friends and neighbors!
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