This healthy little cookie recipe came to me in a flash the other day....all written out in my mind. I knew I had to get busy in the kitchen and make them. They turned out great the first time! Living in the Pacific Northwest we have an ample supply of hazelnuts so I like to use every opportunity I get to incorporate them into my recipes. If you don't have hazelnuts on hand try using raw organic almonds instead.
I use pastured eggs in all of my cooking. These types of eggs are one step up from organic and usually have a much darker, orangish-colored yolk. Pastured means that the hens had ample space outdoors to roam and peck around for bugs, ate organic vegetable scraps and a minimal amount organic grains. You can find pastured eggs at your local health food store, farmer's market, or even your neighbor! Just make sure that any grain that is fed to the hens is organic and GMO-free!
Chocolate-Hazelnut-Goji Berry Cookies
This cookie recipe isn't too sweet. It would make a good snack for school or work. Pair a few cookies with some Kale Chips and raw carrot sticks for a healthy afternoon snack or light lunch!
Yield: 18 cookies
2 cups raw hazelnuts
1/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons cold organic butter or coconut oil
4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 large pastured eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup goji berries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
Place the hazelnuts into a food processor fitted with the "s" blade. Grind into a fine meal, then add the remaining dry ingredients. Pulse until combined.
Then add the butter or coconut oil; pulse to combine. Add the remaining wet ingredients and process to combine them. Add goji berries and briefly pulse to mix them in. Let the dough sit for a few minutes.
Drop by the spoonful onto the cookie sheet. With wet hands, gently flatten each one. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place onto a wire rack to cool. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com
More Grain-Free Treats:
Banana Coconut Cookies (vegan)
The Accidental Chocolate Cake
Apricot-Cherry Upside Down Cake
Many more nutritious grain-free and gluten-free recipes can be found in my Nourishing Meals cookbook!