Coconut Almond Anise Kissed Cookies

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Coconut Almond Anise Kissed Cookies

These Coconut Almond Anise Kissed Cookies use organic shredded coconut, almond flour, oats, and pinenuts.  The use of oats and quinoa flour make them gluten-free.  Coconut oil provides healthy fat.  No kidding, these babies are TRULY the best cookie I’ve ever eaten.  They are a healthy alternative to almond cookies normally made with white flour, butter, and eggs. 

These are made with healthy fats and no white flour. 

I PROMISE you won’t miss those dead ingredients.  In an effort to reduce sugar I tried adding only 1/4 cup but I found they were not sweet enough to be called a cookie.  Perhaps I may try monk fruit sweetener but I haven’t really had success in substituting monk fruit for sugar.

  • Minutes to Prepare: 20
  • Minutes to Cook: 12-15
  • Serving Size: 15-18 3″ cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 .5 Oat Flour
  • 3/4 c. Oats, coarsely ground (substitute Steel Cut)
  • 1/4 cup Quinoa flour
  • 1/2 c. ground almonds (almond flour)
  • 1/4 c. shredded coconut
  • ½ c. Coconut Oil (melted)
  • ½ c. Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. Anise oil (or 1 tsp Anise extract)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¾ Tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Garnish: Pinenuts (optional) 


Preheat oven to 325.

Directions

Combine all ingredients together into a bowl and mix well. Drop by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Place a couple of pine nuts in the center of the cookie (optional). Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until golden. Open the door and let cool in the oven.  They could be stored in the freezer if you want to make a big batch.  I doubt they will last long enough to even considering storing them.

TIPS and Timesavers:

  • Grind a few cups of Oats, almonds, and Quinoa and make your own flour. You can do it way ahead of time and keep them handy for recipes.
  • Timesaver: Take out all your ingredients out beforehand
  • (Use gluten-free oat flour for gluten-free cookies)
  • (No Vita-Mix? Try using a blender to grind oats or use a food processor or coffee grinder)
  • (Use almond or vanilla if anise is not available)
  • Be sure to push the pinenuts down into the formed cookie or they will fall off.

Substitutions: Dawn

  • You could substitute the brown rice instead of using quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon of  almond and vanilla flavoring (Frontier Brand)
  • Chocolate chips instead of pine nuts

Nutritional Info

More Gluten-Free Cookies

  1. Olive Oil Red Quinoa Carrot Cookies (Yummly)
  2. Caramel Pecan Oat Groaties
  3. Nut Butter Oatmeal Cookies