I've had fun and games trying to reproduce the cookies my daughter made while we were on holiday by adapting my Raisin Cookies Recipe. I haven't managed to make them exactly the same but I'm happy with the final result.
The original cookie looked like this :
100g ground almonds
30g unsweetened dessicated coconut
30g dried cherries
60ml honey or maple syrup
40ml extra virgin olive oil
1 tblsp organic cocoa powder
2 tsps pure vanilla extract (alcohol, water and vanilla only)
⅛ tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
30g plain dark chocolate of your choice for decoration (optional)
Set the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Measure out the ground almonds (almond flour), dessicated coconut, bicarbonate of soda, cocoa powder and salt into a bowl and mix well with a balloon whisk.
Mix the honey (or other liquid sweetener), extra virgin olive oil and vanilla extract in another bowl.
Take walnut sized pieces, roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Press them down lightly. This mixture should make about 12.
Perhaps space them out a little more than I did. It's not a good idea to flatten them, they should look like this.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave to cool on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling tray. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.
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