Raisin Nut Cookies – Gluten Free

 Raisin Nut Cookies – Gluten Free

 Raisin Nut Cookies – Gluten Free

 

As more and more people jump on the gluten-free bandwagon when it comes to their eating habits, more people are looking for creative ways to enjoy the little things in life – like Cashew Nuts   cookies, those little jewels of the dessert world! Here, I will share with you my favorite and easy to make gluten free nut cookies.

These cookies are made entirely from nut flours and whole raw nuts along with just a few other ingredients. If you can’t find the flours in a grocery store near you, try ordering online or just make your own by grinding raw whole nuts. If you do grind your own almond and cashew nuts for the flours listed below, be sure you grind them fairly well because you’ll be using other nuts ground more roughly. I’m happy to report that Trader Joe’s stores carry both almond and cashew flours at this time along with coconut sugar.

Now, if you’re on a diet, you may wish to pass on these because they have a pretty high fat content but you’ll find them quite satisfying so you won’t need to eat a ton of them.

And through the use of coconut sugar and stevia, they will be far lower on the glycemic index than if you used other sweeteners. I’ve also made these using only stevia but I prefer combing the coconut sugar with stevia as I think it makes the cookies more crispy. Actually I call them “crumbly-crisp”.

Honey will work if you don’t mind the extra sugar but the recipe below is how I made my batch this morning. The yield was 15 cookies measuring approximately 1 and a half to 2 inches in diameter.

The directions are quite easy. Just be sure to check them in the oven so they don’t burn. And remember, you’re not making traditional cookie dough, so there’s no harm in pilfering from the bowl as you prepare them. you’ll just have fewer baked ones down the line.

As for the amount of sweetness, feel free to experiment. You may wish to add a bit more for your taste in which case you can add more of the coconut sugar and even an extra pack or two of stevia.

Okay, here goes.

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup unblanched almond flour

1/2 cup cashew flour

1/2 cup combined raw pecans and raw hazelnuts – ground roughly

1/2 cup raisins – I use organic

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons cinnamon powder

1/4 cup coconut sugar

4 packets stevia

Wet Ingredients:

1 tablespoon butter – melted

2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil – melted

 

 

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