sweet essentials: chocolate lace cookies

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

These cookies are totally addictive. I dare you to make a plate of these yummy morsels, and eat only one… I double-dare ya. These cookies began in a small bistro. I was having afternoon tea, and a lady came by with some freshly baked goodies. Well, all I can say is that it was love at first bite. Unfortunately, the recipe was not forthcoming (a closely guarded secret), so it was into the test kitchen I went. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves Several
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet essentials: chocolate lace cookies

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  • 1 c
    almond flour
  • 1 c
    coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    sea salt, coarse
  • 3 Tbsp
    maple syrup, or honey
  • 2 Tbsp
    coconut butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract, or paste
  • 1/2 c
    dark chocolate morsels

How To Make sweet essentials: chocolate lace cookies

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  • 4
    Get yourself a nice large bowl, and add the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, arrowroot, and cacao powder.
  • 5
    Use a whisk or wooden spoon to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
  • 6
    Add the maple syrup (or honey), coconut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract, and mix together.
  • 7
    Chef's Tip: To ensure even mixing of the liquid ingredients with the dry, I recommend first whisking together all the liquid ingredients before adding to the dry.
  • 8
    Finally, fold in the chocolate morsels.
  • 9
    Lay the dough on a generous piece of cling wrap.
  • 10
    Roll into a tight cylinder.
  • 11
    Place, tightly wrapped, into the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • 12
    Cut off 1/2-inch thick (1.3cm) of the cooled dough and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • 13
    Chef's Note: These cookies will really spread out when cooking, so give them about twice as much space between cookies, as you see in the previous photo.
  • 14
    Bake in the preheated oven until spread out, and slightly browned, about 5 – 7 minutes.
  • 15
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 16
    Place on a nice plate, and stand back. Enjoy.
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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