Easy Holiday Almond Coconut Cookies + Giveaway!

I recently went downtown with my kids on a day off from school. The big box-store windows are all dressed up for Christmas with sparkles and bows…I love it!

I am really starting to feel festive. Especially since the Santa Claus Parade was this past weekend. It’s time to bring out all the decorations and of course, bake!

As always, I’m about simplicity. These cookies are just that. Only six ingredients and one bowl. Simple, and delicious. And gluten-free, if you need that. Sometimes it’s nice to have the option. They also keep for weeks in the fridge and when they’re cold, they have an awesome shortbread-type thing going on. YES. PLEASE.

Ingredients:20151110_095846

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour (I used JK Gourmet, it’s delicious)
  • 1 cup oat flour (grind up some oats until fine)
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pomegranate arils (optional)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix almond flour and oat flour with salt. Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir.

Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the coconut oil set up.

Scoop by teaspoon onto parchment paper covered baking sheets. For perfect little circles, use a disher and slightly flatten. I topped mine with pomegranate arils but you could use whatever you want or leave them alone. They really don’t NEED anything, but I loved the little burst of fresh pomegranate. And it looks all pretty and festive.20151110_113332

Bake for 8-12 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Let cool for about ten minutes.

Makes three dozen.
Here’s hoping you have a wonderful and festive season! Be merry!And if you happen to be looking for some gluten-free or grain-free recipes, JK Gourmet has a wonderful and delicious GRAIN-FREE cookbook with really yummy recipes. They are all grain-free, refined-sugar-free and low-lactose. Great recipes that are nice and easy on the belly over the holidays. A great gift too! ;)What? ANOTHER GIVEAWAY? Woohoo!
Besides, what are the holidays without presents?GG-BagALL_

JK Gourmet will be giving away Granola AND their GG bites to the winner!
All you have to do is this:

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Please leave a message below letting me know and you’ve entered!

The contest starts today (Monday November 16th) and ends Monday November 23rd. That’s only ONE WEEK to enter so don’t put it off! Odds of winning depend on amount of entries. Canadian residents only.

JK Gourmet sent me a box of their amazing almond flour and a copy of their cookbook. YUM. I was not compensated in any other way for this post.

 

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