Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kid-Friendly Snacks: Back-to-School Volcano Cookies

"Back to School" is about seeing old friends, learning new things, and the birthday snack. These coconut cookies* are gluten-free and sweetened with honey - a delicious nutritious choice, easy to make together with your child.





Ingredients:




Wet Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, room temperature
1/4 cup honey, or maple syrup
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup almond flour (Bob's Red Mill, or grind raw almonds in a food processor, measure)
1 cup coconut shreds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.


Mix the wet ingredients in one bowl.

Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

Scoop a spoonful of dough and roll it into about a 1-1/2" ball.  Place the balls 1/2" apart on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Press the balls gently with your fingers into a volcano shape.

Bake 12 - 14 minutes, until cooked through and the bottom is brown.  Cool.


Makes about 2 dozen cookies, depending on size of balls.


*recipe from www.grassfed.girl.com