They’re chewy, they’re addictive, and they are absolutely moreish. Try these paleo friendly cookies with absolute caution because one may not be enough…
Having a craving for chocolate is one thing. You learn to make adjustments, drink more water, workout more and just try everything under the sun to get your mind off of chocolate. Then your kids ask for choc cookies. Oh dear. So as my daughter made a batch of ‘regular’ cookies, I decided to give in to temptation and make my own version.
Now, being on REBOOT, means no actual chocolate or sweetners. It should also mean no cookies but it is my 7th, so I am a bit more relaxed about pseudo-junk. If you are attempting your first REBOOT, I’d say look away and do this after the first 30 days!
I ate 3 cookies. In one day. Yep, they are truly moreish (just typing this up now makes me want more!). I will have to be very wary about making these too often!
Recipe for Cacao Fudge Cookies
Yield: 6 good sized cookies
Prep time: 5 minutes (plus 15 minutes ‘resting’ time)
Cooking time: 15 minutes
What you need
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
2 tblspns tapioca flour
3 tblspns almond/cashew butter
2-3 tblspns melted butter/ghee/coconut oil
2 tblspns date paste (or 5-6 dates, soaked in a bit of water, then chopped finely)
1/2 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn vanilla powder/few drops of extract
Pinch of salt
What you need to do
1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add nut butter, date paste (or chopped dates with a *bit* of water) and melted oil/butter. You need to get your hands messy here to really combine it well. You will be left with a sticky dough. Allow the dough to rest, covered, for about 15 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
3. Once the dough has rested, it is a lot easier to work with. Form small balls and press into cookies using the back of a fork. Lay cookies on a silicone mat or lined baking tray.
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