Reminiscent of shortbread, these cookies make a nice Christmas Gift. They are gluten free and loaded with healthy ingredients! A smear of melted good dark chocolate creates the half moon effect. Ground hazelnuts can easily be substituted for almond flour if desired.
Makes 36 cookies
- 1 cup of almond or hazelnut flour (either purchased or ground fine in a food processor or blender)
- 1 cup of oat flour (11/2 cup of gluten free oats ground fine in a blender)
- 1 cup of buckwheat flour
- 1/2 tsp. of true cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 1/3 cup of avocado oil
- 3/4 cup of organic dark chocolate chips or chunks
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl combine the almond flour, oat flour, buckwheat flour, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
Mix the maple syrup and avocado oil together by hand in a measuring cup. Add to the dry ingredients stirring with a spoon and then with your hands to mix thoroughly.
The mixture will be moist but shouldn’t be sticky. Feel free to add an additional tbsp. or two of buckwheat flour to the batter if it is sticky. Lightly dust your work surface with oat flour. Divide the batter in half. Working with half of the batter to begin with, with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll your ball of cookie dough into a 1/4 inch round. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter cut into rounds. Gather up the scraps and roll out again until all of the dough has been used.
Arrange cookies on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and set on a cooling rack.
To coat with chocolate:
Set up a double boiler on your stove with a medium sized pot filled with a few inches of water, topped with a stainless steel bowl. Bring the water to a boil and then add your chocolate chips or chunks to the stainless steel bowl. Stir with a spatula until melted. With a spoon smear half of the cookie with melted chocolate and set aside to set. Cookies can be stored in the fridge for several weeks or you can make the cookies and freeze them before topping with chocolate just before serving!