Paleo Coconut -Lemon balls
You will need:
Makes about 30 cookies
1 & 1/2 cups Almond Flour
1 & 1/2 cups dried Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
1/3 c Coconut Flour
2 big pinches of Salt
Mix all of your dry ingredients together - set aside.
In a small mixing bowl combine the following:
3 Tbsp Pure Maple syrup
3 Tbsp Raw Honey
4 Tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Vanilla (optional)
If you are using a fresh organic lemon grate some of the peel (about a Tbsp) for added lemon flavor, otherwise skip this step and just use Organic Lemon juice
Mix your wet and dry together
*You will add your coconut oil and butter in the next step.
I let my kids just use their hands and squish this all up, you could be more civilized and use a mixer though!
1/4 cup of coconut oil AND 1 Tbsp butter in a pan 1 Tbsp butter (you could use coconut oil if you prefer to go dairy free)
Then, slowly pour this into the bowl and mix some more. Then roll into 1 inch balls.
Now you have two choices you can either make them warm or cold I really love both.
I have been calling them summer and winter cookies.
Summer Balls (to make cold)
just place in your refrigerator until they harden .... DONE!
Cooling in the refrigerator.
Winter Balls (warm chewy cookie type texture)
These are my kids favorite because they taste like the chewy cookies we used to eat with gluten in them. My son said they remind him of how yummy fresh bread is... all warm and chewy.
Winter Balls getting all toasty in my oven.
Put you oven on it's lowest setting (mine is 170) and bake with door open a crack for 1 hour. You are not really cooking these just drying them out a bit to get that crunchy/chewy texture that is in gluten cookies. When the outside is just hardening up and the bottom of the ball is golden brown they are DONE! Eat them right out of the oven or save for later. These are just as good at room temperature.
Finished Balls, The lighter ones on the left are the Winter Balls the ones on the right are the Summer Balls.
Note: This was adapted from a recipe on someones blog if I could remember her name I would mention her.