These Coconut Almond Anise Kissed Cookies use organic shredded coconut, almond flour, oats, and pinenuts. The use of oats and quinoa flour makes them gluten-free. Coconut oil provides healthy fat. No kidding, these babies are TRULY the best cookie I’ve ever eaten. They are a healthy alternative to almond cookies normally made with white flour, butter, and eggs.
These are made with healthy fats and no white flour.
I PROMISE you won’t miss those dead ingredients. In an effort to reduce sugar I tried adding only 1/4 cup but I found they were not sweet enough to be called a cookie. Perhaps I may try monk fruit sweetener but I haven’t really had success in substituting monk fruit for sugar.
- Minutes to Prepare: 20
- Minutes to Cook: 12-15
- Serving Size: 15-18 3″ cookies
- 1 .5 Oat Flour
- 3/4 c. Oats, coarsely ground (substitute Steel Cut)
- 1/4 cup Quinoa flour
- 1/2 c. ground almonds (almond flour)
- 1/4 c. shredded coconut
- ½ c. Coconut Oil (melted)
- ½ c. Maple Syrup
- 1/4 tsp. Anise oil (or 1 tsp Anise extract)
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¾ Tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- Garnish: Pinenuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325.
Combine all ingredients together into a bowl and mix well. Drop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place a couple of pine nuts in the center of the cookie (optional). Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until golden. Open the door and let cool in the oven. They could be stored in the freezer if you want to make a big batch. I doubt they will last long enough to even considering storing them.
TIPS and Timesavers:
- Grind a few cups of Oats, almonds, and Quinoa and make your own flour. You can do it way ahead of time and keep them handy for recipes.
- Timesaver: Take out all your ingredients out beforehand
- (Use gluten-free oat flour for gluten-free cookies)
- (No Vita-Mix? Try using a blender to grind oats or use a food processor or coffee grinder)
- (Use almond or vanilla if anise is not available)
- Be sure to push the pinenuts down into the formed cookie or they will fall off.
- You could substitute the brown rice instead of using quinoa
- 1 teaspoon of almond and vanilla flavoring (Frontier Brand)
- Chocolate chips instead of pine nuts
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