A Valentine's Day paleo treat for the kiddos. We couldn't make it to the cookie decorating event at our church since my son had a runny nose, so we decided to make our own Paleo-style cookie treats at home. These are much better on our stomachs since processed sugar now gives us gas, cramps, and makes us cranky. No thanks! You'll definitely LOVE these paleo "sugar" cookies frosted with melted dark chocolate.
Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies - Recipe adapted from www.primal-palate.com
2 cups almond meal
1 Tbsp. coconut flour (Optional for cake-like cookies)
2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup raw honey, melted
1 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Cookie Cutters of choice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients, then add in the wet and melted ingredients. Blend with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes. On a coconut oiled pan, spread the batter as thin as possible. The original recipe said to split the batter in half and spread out onto 2 oiled pans. I used all my batter on one pan, so the cookies came out thicker and more cake-like. If you split the batter and spread into a thinner layer, they will be thinner and more crunchy. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until dough is a bit dry on top. Cut out cookies and transfer to another coconut oiled pan. finish baking cut cookies for 5-7 minutes longer. Cool, then decorate with melted dark chocolate.
Yummy addition: Dip small cookies fully into chocolate to cover completely. These make yummy chocolate candy like treats.