Thursday, June 16, 2016

Almond-Butter Cookie Bars

It's been nearly seven years since I got sick, and wow, during that time I've had so very few sweets. Well, today saw a recipe for some almond butter cookies that sure did look good. Tweaked a few of the ingredients and I think I've found a rare treat to enjoy. And yes, today am trying dates for the first time. Probably I won't have any reaction but I don't want to push it. Slow and steady. But yes, a TREAT!
Almond Butter Cookie Bars 
(mix wet ingredients in very hot water)
11-12 medjool dates soaked in 2/3 c very hot water
5 T coconut oil
2/3 c almost butter 
(add after the above is mixed and blended or mashed smooth)
1 t vanilla
2 T fresh ginger, minced 
(mix dry ingredients)
1 c quinoa flour
3 T almond flour
1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon powder
a dusting of nutmeg
salt to taste
Blend all of the ingredients together until the mixture is a cross between a dough and a batter. Mine was a little runny so I decided to make cookie bars instead of cookies. Pour the mixture in a coconut oil greased pan and pop everything in a 350 F preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Whip out and try not to gorge! The cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg with the coconut oil and peanut butter is very nice :)