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Nutty Cocoa Cookies

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The combination of hazelnuts and chocolates has always been my favourite from Nutella to Ferraro Rochas, Its something I just can’t resist!

After having a glutinous weekend on the duo I wanted to try experiment with a healthy version, after a few trials here it is! I hope you enjoy my Nutella like Cookies ✓PALEO ✓GLUTENFREE ✓DAIRYFREE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup/honey
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (gluten free versions available)
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut butter
  • 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp carob powder (optional for a richer taste) – available in health stores
  • 1 cup of hazelnuts (halved)

Method

  1. Preheat oven 200C
  2. Line a flat tray with parchment paper
  3. Put all ingredients in a bowl (except the hazelnuts) combine well, the mixture should be like a wet dough
  4. Add hazelnuts and mix
  5. With your hands mould sections into golf ball sized balls
  6. Place on tray and press down to form a flat cookie shape
  7. Bake for 15 minutes ether side(30minutes in total)
  8. Leave aside to cool

OPTIONAL SPREAD- HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
With the rest of the hazelnut butter jar, add in a tbsp of cocoa powder, a tbsp maple and mix. Use as a spread for cookies!