Here is a recipe that has morphed over the years, but i kinda like this version best and probably won't change it much anymore! It's quick and easy and i do really love these! You can use any sweetener you wish, i use xylitol for health reasons at this point. I would think honey or coconut sugar or even stevia would work. I really need to try the stevia one day for my friend Alice's sake. Xylitol is an equal exchange to sugar, i don't know about any other sweeteners, sorry. Not a great picture, but it's better than the one on the bottom of the page if you consider content!
Peggy's Choconut Cookies
1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened
½ cup ground flax seeds lessen if using flax egg.
½ cup xylitol* or other sweetener of choice (make sure you don’t let your pets eat xylitol, it is poisonous to their system)
½ cup almond meal or ground almonds (you could use any nut you like) maybe even rice flour would work.
½ cup cocoa or the equivalent bakers chocolate
½ cup water
1 tsp almond extract or vanilla be generous
I mix the flax and water and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. I usually add the almond extract to the flax and water, but it really doesn’t matter.
Make little drops of dough on cookie sheet, about the size of a quarter. Or just spread on a cookie sheet or cake pan to whatever thickness you like. I make them fairly thin. Then to make them really spectacular looking, sprinkle almond flour and/or coconut decoratively over the dough before baking. Or pipe it into little piles that look like raccoon poop**, Bake 325 for about 15 – 30 minutes. Basically you are dehydrating the cookie dough rather than cooking them. I like them a bit dryer, if you make them moister they are more like brownies.
* here is a chart for sugar alternatives.
** For those who are faint of heart, do not look at the picture below!!! For those of you who have a 4th grade little boy mind, you will appreciate the cookies i made by piping the dough for efficiency and cleanliness... it really was a good way to get the cookies made, but i thought they would melt a bit, not hold their shape....
Don named these cookies Racoon Poop cookies, but when i call them that people seem a bit turned off.........