Deliciously moist and decadent apple cookies sure to please even fussy eaters
Ok, I’m supposed to be staying away from pseudo-junk, and I’ve been very good about it! Technically, I don’t use any flours in this so… Maybe I’m not ‘clean cheating’ too badly… That’s my story and I’m sticking with it! It all started when, this afternoon, the kids asked very politely if they could please have a cookie (or two). I decided to experiment with a few things. I saw a recipe on Nom Nom Paleo and was inspired by it – so I changed it up, got cracking, and whipped up my CinnApple cookies! My kitchen smelled like a dream whilst these were baking and cooling!
Recipe for Paleo CinnApple cookies
Yield: 6 medium sized cookies
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
What you need
1 X-Large/Jumbo egg, whisked
1 apple, peeled, cored, and grated (I used a Pink Lady apple)
1/3 cup dessicated coconut
1 tblspn cashew butter
1/2 tspn cinnamon powder
Few drops of vanilla extract
I/2 tspn melted ghee (I wanted some buttery richness but you can leave this out)
*if you want more sweetness, 1/2 tspn of date paste ought to do it, though it’s not necessary*
What you need to do
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2. Whisk the egg in a small bowl. Set aside.
3. Grate the apple, and add to a mixing bowl. I got about 3/4 cup worth from the one apple I used.
4. Add the dry ingredients, and cashew butter. Mix well.
5. Add the egg, and combine well. If it’s too liquid, add a touch more coconut. It’s a moist dough though – not like regular cookie dough.
6. I use a small scoop to get fairly even sized cookies. Scoop, and place onto lined baking tray.
7. Repeat until done. You should get 6 decent sized cookies out of this mix.
These are soft, chewy, have just enough sweetness, and they’re moreish!!! They aren’t hard biscuits so don’t expect them to snap in half. Give it a try – they’re really really good!! Giving my kids these cookies instead of ones laden with sugar and created in a lab makes me feel pretty good too. Better than that even, are the responses of ‘mmmm mum, these are so yum!’ And ‘please may I have some more!?’ Working-from-home days sure do have their benefits!
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