Almond Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Almond Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
10 min 18 min 28 min 10

Ingredients


1 2/3 cup Almond Flour (raw ground almonds, for cookies)
1/2 tsp Cardamom, ground (for cookies)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon peel (zest) (or orange zest, for cookies)
1 pinch Salt (for cookies)
1 cup Coconut sugar (for cookies)
2 medium egg Egg white (for cookies)
1/2 cup Coconut butter (for frosting)
1 tbsp Coconut sugar (for frosting)
1 tbsp Coconut oil (for frosting)
1 tbsp Cocoa powder, unsweetened (for frosting)
2 tbsp Slivered almonds (for garnish)

Instructions


For the Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Mix almond flour with the cardamom, lemon zest, pinch of salt, and coconut sugar.
  3. Whip the egg whites into stiff puffs and gently fold them into the dry mixture. Scoop portions of the batter onto lined baking sheet and gently press the cookies into round shapes, not too thin.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-12 min or until golden, remove and set aside to cool.

 

For the Frosting:

  1. Prepare a double broiler by bringing a small pot of water to a simmer and placing a heat proof bowl on top.
  2. Place coconut oil, coconut butter, and coconut sugar  and cocoa powder into the heat proof bowl and stir together to melt. Set aside and allow to cool until you have a semi-thick texture.
  3. Place a teaspoon of thick frosting on each cookie and smear it out into a circle. Drizzle a bit of chopped almonds onto the frosting and let it set completely. Store in an airtight container.


Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 217
Calories from fat 102
Calories from saturated fat 68
Total Fat 11.3 g
Saturated Fat 7.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 31 mg
Potassium 35 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.7 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 22.5 g
Protein 2.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 0.1

Energy sources


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