“Healthy” and “cookies” are two words that don’t play well together. Usually.
No White Flour. No White Sugar. That’s my mantra for 2013. My Fabulous co-blogger and daughter Anne is also not a white flour fan. But we do happen to be cookie fans. . . so . . .
The Challenge: make a flavorful crispy cookie with no flour and no white sugar. Extra curveballs: make it vegan and make it gluten free. I am happy to report success! The recipe was inspired by gluten-free blogger Elana at Elana’s pantry. I tweaked the taste of her Sesame Cookies by adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder, and some almond extract, with an almond on top. Triple the almond goodness! The cocoa powder does not add a strong chocolatey flavor, just richness.
Almond flour fits the bill perfectly – and makes rich, flavorful cookies that are crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside.
Healthy, but still sinful tasting.
I know. You’re Welcome.