Grain free chocolate and cherry cookies

As its #Chocolateweek I made some very yummy chocolate and cherry cookies and thought I would share the recipe, these scrummy cookies are grain and gluten free.

 

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Chocolate and Cherry cookies

1/4 cup of raw cacao powder ( I use Bon Pom )

2  3/4 cups of ground almonds

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1/2 cup melted coconut oil ( I always use lucybeecoconut )

1/2 cup raw honey or maple syrup

1 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate , gluten free ( I use green & blacks )

1/2 cup glace cherries, chopped ( you can use up to 1 cup of glace cherries but I am trying to keep low sugar )

Method

pre heat oven 180c

line a couple  baking sheets

Put ground almonds, salt, bicarb, and cacao powder in a bowl

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add melted coconut oil and honey

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mix well

fold in the chocolate pieces and chopped up cherries

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use a tablespoon to spoon mixture on to the baking trays

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Bake for 10-15 mins. they start to look dry on top and crack slightly.

watch carefully, mine caught in the final moments!

The second time I made these cookies they took 13 mins with fan oven

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still tasted great

leave to cool on the baking trays for 20 mins. they firm up as they cool.

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try not to eat them all in one sitting

Happy Baking

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