This cookie recipe is made with no sugar, no gluten, no grains and no nuts. But what the heck is in them, seems to be the obvious question! We’ll get to that! They have a soft and gooey center but they’re not crispy on the outside. That seem to be the terms when we bake with no flour.
I haven’t baked cookies in years! Back then I would often go for my recipe for peanut butter cookies which I’ll make sure to share with you shortly. But then I found out that my impulse control was rather weakened around a plate of freshly baked cookies so I stopped baking them, Problem solved!
Until the other day when I decided to make chocolate cookies. And they turned out quite well! I’m also pleased to tell you that my impulse control has improved significantly since.
The twins loved these cookies. Even more than I did actually. They thought they were good enough to be taken into consideration for the coming 2 x 10 year old birthday in November. I may have other plans but let’s see where we land.
Scroll down to find the recipe. I also made proposals to how you can swop ingredients. Let’s get to it!
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MAKES 15 COOKIES
- 150g Sunflower Seed Butter
- ¼ cup (½dl) Yacon Syrup
- 5 drops of stevia
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
- ½ tsp of vanilla powder
- 20g dates, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Raw Cacao Nibs
2. In a bowl, combine sunflower seed butter with yacon sirup, stevia, egg, cacao powder and vanilla. Beat with electric beater until you have a greasy batter.
3. Fold in chopped dates and cacao nibs using a spoon.
4. Make 15 small cookies with a spoon and place them on a baking plate lined with parchment paper. Flatten the cookies with your fingers and round them.
5. Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. Take out and allow to cool down. They taste even better after a few hours in the fridge so if you have enough willpower, I highly recommend that!
6. I decorated them with almond butter and cacao nibs before serving.
These are my proposals for you to swop ingredients to better match the content of you kitchen cabinets.
Sunflower seed butter: Almond butter would be delicious but also very expensive. Peanut butter is another option.
Yacon sirup: Any kind of sirup, even honey would do here.
Dates: swop for chopped dark chocolate
Cacao nibs: swop for chopped dark chocolate
The recipe was inspired by these tahini chocolate cookies.