Saturday, 23 June 2012

Summertime Lemon Melt-Aways, by Kira

These little cookies are so good.
Unfortunately, pretty much all of the ingredients are from the tropics.
We are trying to cut back on foods from distant sources,
but there are so many healthy choices from far away.
So these cookies are a treat and not a staple,
even though we could eat them all the time.
Choosing organic, fair-trade products is the only way we buy tropical foods.
But it is still not local.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups almond meal
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/3 cup arrowroot flour
a couple of pinches of salt
6 Tbsp honey
4 Tbps lemon juice
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1/4 cup melted coconut oil


Mix together all the dry ingredients.
Mix together all the wet. Except the oil.
Add the wet to the dry and mix.
Now add the melted cocout oil, beat until well combined.
roll them into bite size balls,
you can either roll these in coconut or arrowroot powder.
Once you have powdered your balls...Hehe,
lightly smush and place on cookie sheets and freeze.
Yep they are raw. Serve them frozen. They are cold, lemony but not too lemony, with a hint of coconut and they melt in your mouth.
So tasty.


A couple of variations

Replace lemon with water and add cocoa powder.
You can also roll these sweet chocolatey cookies in cocoa powder instead of arrowroot flour.

OR

Replace the lemon juice with lime juice.
I have not tried this but lime and coconut are another great combanation.

Summertime Treats!




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