The Food Babe’s Sugar Cookies…With a Twist

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So I was perusing the food babe’s website earlier (shocking) looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth.  I don’t crave sweets often but every now and then a girl needs some sugar!  I challenged myself to attempt the below recipe for ‘healthy sugar cookies’.

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Food Babe’s Healthy Sugar Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut oil melted (or grass-fed butter at room temp)
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all wet ingredients together and combine well
  3. Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix well
  4. Drop a tablespoon of dough on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet
  5. Bake cookies for 8-10 mins (until edges are golden brown)
  6. As cookies are cooling, sprinkle with a little coconut sugar after baking if desired
  7. Cool cookies for at least 5 mins before serving
  8. (Alternatively, if you are cutting out shapes, refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour and then roll out using a rolling pin and additional almond flour and bake the same way)
  9. ***Please use all organic ingredients if possible***

 

I changed a couple of things.  I doubled the recipe (because, why not?) except used only about three and a half cups of the almond meal.  I also added 5 oz of dried unsweetened tart cherries at the last minute.  I baked them about nine minutes and OMG I am blown away.  They’re nutty, chewy, gooey, sweet, and buttery.  So tasty!  I will say they are nothing like a traditional ‘sugar’ cookie so I will probably tell my husband it’s something else so he won’t have expectations of a white disk coated in sugar and filled with chemicals.  But all in all, fabulous recipe and the tangy cherries added a nice pop!
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1 comment on The Food Babe’s Sugar Cookies…With a Twist

  1. Rashidah
    04/20/2015 at 10:53 am (2 years ago)

    I have to be sure to try this recipe out! This is a great for summer nights when I am babysitting my niece and nephews! Not to mention the 15 minute total time is a plus!

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