Okay, so I love a good sweet treat. And the best way to keep them in my life is to choose better ingredients. So when I make any dessert, it is usually made with natural sweeteners, that won’t spike your blood sugar as intensely or lower your immune system function.
And if I’m putting in the effort to make something, I’m always looking for ways to improve the nutritional content.
This recipe has remained tried and true for a few years. And always this time of year. I make them with the kids, and while they cook and cool, we decorate our tree.
We wash them down with apple juice or hot cocoa. I found this Hot cocoa made with reishi mushrooms last year at Sprouts, that is really great mixed with canned coconut milk or regular organic milk. When reishi is consumed regularly, it’s been shown to support your sleep cycles. Win. Win.
Here are the goods!
Paleo Graham Cracker Cookies
2 cups almond meal
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tsp Vietnamese cinnamon **
1/4 tsp pink salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
**Notes on ingredients:
Vietnamese cinnamon is amazing. I was given some from my friend that is a natural food chef. And I’m ruined for it. Thanks Molly! But the flavor is unbeatable. So rich. Much bolder. And they sell in the bag section of spices at Natural Grocers. Now you will be ruined for it too. You’re welcome!
Add all the dry ingredients in a mixer. Melt coconut oil. And add all the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix until it all sticks together. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Roll the dough out on wax paper or parchment paper. I like to roll mine to medium thickness. Not too thin, not too thick. Totally in that middle ground. And use a fun cookie cutter to make shapes. This is the part that kids like to chip in and help.
Put the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 6-8 minutes for little cookies. And 10-12 minutes for normal cookies. This also depends on your oven! so just set the timer for the lowest number and then just watch it those last few minutes. You will be looking for a beautiful golden brown color. Also less time will make them more of a cookie consistency. And longer will make them more like a cracker. Both are delicious!