I love Christmas. That’s no secret. But it’s a little secret that I actually love the time before Christmas even more than Christmas itself. I love going to Christmas fairs, I love the lights, I love the decoration, buying presents and gift-wrapping them and it won’t surprise you that my favorite part is of course baking christmas cookies.
As cutting down my grain and sugar intake is a constant struggle of mine I dreaded the Christmas season a bit this year. How cool can it be if there’s no cookies for me??? Okay of course I am going to eat some cookies but how cool is it if I feel always like shit after eating them. Even if you’re not a supporter of Pavlov’s Conditioning Theory no one can deny that biting in a cookie is not as much fun when you know what happens next.
A common solution: Paleo-fying it! So I flipped through some baking books but couldn’t find a single recipe that is not made of sugar and grains and butter. Mmmmh butter… but I digress. Okay no problem I make my own. Here you go!
- 1 cup prunes
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup agave syrup
- 3 tsp speculoos spices
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of allspice
- 2 medium eggs
- Give the prunes, salt and spices into a food processor and pulse
- Now add the melted coconut oil and agave syrup and pulse again until you have a smooth paste
- Add the eggs and beat lightly until well combined
- Now add the coconut and almond flour and beat again lightly until all ingredients are well combines
- Now form little balls out of the dough. I discovered that the best way it to wet your hands and knead a dough roll and then cut into pieces. Now roll between your hands and place on a lined baking tray. Press lightly with the palm of your hand and garnish with a whole hazelnut.
- Now bake in the oven at 180°C for approx. 12 minutes or until dry and lightly brown.
- Let cool and store in an air-tight container up to one week.
Did I promise too much? Grain-free, no added sugar, easy to make and totally delicious. When they come out of the oven they will be crispy but over the course of a day they will soften up and get chewy just like gingerbread. I’ll make the second batch this weekend
I am linking up with Laura again today! Let’s find out what kind of #strangebutgood recipes the other bloggers came up with 😀
Have a nice weekend lovelies!