Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Carob Cookies

Being fed up & tired of reading/examining labels in search of a cookie that my body can handle, I've decided to spend the past week browsing other recipes, getting advice & experimenting in the kitchen in hopes of developing a suitable concoction that will feed my desire. This is what I've come up with. Enjoy!

Makes 15 palm sized cookies

1/2 C Millet flour
1/4 C Brown Rice flour

2 Tbl. Tapioca starch/flour
3 Tbl. Carob powder
1 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/4 tsp. Baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 C Agave syrup
1/4 C Coconut oil
1 Vanilla Bean or 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 1/2 T Date paste

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients sifting in flour, carob powder, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, and salt. Stir until well combined.
3. In a food processor or blender, add Agave and Vanilla, blend on medium & slowly add pieces of date paste followed by coconut oil till well mixed.
4. Add wet mixture to dry, mix & massage together to the point where you can form a solid ball.
5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
6. Scoop tablespoon size portions into your pal
m and slightly flatten onto baking sheet.
7. Bake for 13 minutes, and no longer, or cookies may dry out.
8. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

These are best consumed after they have had time to fully cool down. Feel free to top them with nut butter of choice, jam or chocolate sauce.

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