Coconut and Willie’s Cacao Cookies

Everyone loves cookies, the problem is that most shop bought versions contain at least 14 grams of sugar.

(in case you didn’t know 4g is one teaspoon)

I have tried and tested this new cookie and made them using coconut sugar, its not bad for you but you should also eat it sparingly. As I have said before it does contain nutrients, but a little goes along way, we aren’t trying to replace sugar.

The nice thing about this is I have added Willie’s Cacao and to my kids that is a sweet treat! Its 100% cacao and in fact its not chocolate at all and you wouldn’t know it. Click the link above to read more about this amazing cacao.

These cookies also contain organic raisins which are known as nature’s sweeties! Sweet dried grapes (which is what they actually are) a heart-healthy snack that is rich in soluble fiber, which helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. High in potassium, raisins provide a mineral that is essential for helping your heart stay very strong. Organic raisins are also an excellent source of bone-building minerals such as calcium and boron. If you’re feeling fatigued, a serving of raisins provides a great source of energy-boosting iron.

I added pumpkin seeds to this mix my youngest wasn’t keen but without she loved it, but my 8 year old boy loved them ALOT.

Try and see if you can ween the children off sugar!

Recipe:

  • 100g organic unsalted butter
  • 100g of coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda with 2 teaspoons of warm water
  • 1 cup of gluten free plain flour (Dove)
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 100g of gluten free organic porridge oats
  • 50g raisins
  • Handful of broken Willie’s cacao drops
  • 25g of sesame seeds
  • 25g of pumpkin seeds
  • sheet of baking paper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180.
  2. Melt the butter, coconut sugar, and maple syrup altogether in  a pan on a medium heat and then set it aside. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the mix above.
  3. Once this is done add everything else into the pan and combine it all together.
  4. Scoop the mixture with a tablespoon and place on tray with paper, flatten gently with your palm or spatula. Leave 2/3cm gap between each one.
  5. Place in the oven for 10 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool, leave until completely cooled before trying them out.

Enjoy!