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Made these up a while ago, think you might like them. When I say made up I mean the recipe not that they are imaginary biscuits…. I even have a pic this time to prove it!

Remember I just use the one mug all the time for all my cup measurements- so if you do not have cup measures do not worry as long as you use the same mug all the time everything will be in proportion!

If using vanilla extract instead of powder put it in with the wet stuff

  Dsp= dessertspoon Tsp= teaspoon

Cookies on a plate slightly soft focus - it was a plan, soft edges like a 1980s video for an overwrought ballad

Cookies on a plate
slightly soft focus – it was a plan, soft edges like a 1980s video for an overwrought ballad

  • 1 scant dsp of organic raw coconut oil
  • 1 scant dsp crunchy peanut butter ( avoid ones with oil and sugar- you just want the peanuts!)
  • 1 dsp (big) almond butter
  • 1 small tsp tahini (runny one)
  • A dessertspoon of vanilla extract (if not using powder- as that goes in to the dry things)
  • A capful of almond extract ( equal to nearly a tsp- adjust depending how almondy you like them)
  • half a tsp acai powder- not essential, more optional extras at the bottom!
  • 3 or 4 dsp of a non dairy milk
  • 3  dsp of maple syrup or raw agave or coconut nectar
  • mix and mash and mix and stir until VERY well combined and then in another bowl mix the dry stuff
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (If you are a Vanilla fiend and just want to taste vanilla you can do both powder + extract!)
  • Third of a cup of ground almonds
  • Third of a cup of fine maize meal
  • Nearly a quarter of a cup of buckwheat flour
  • 3 dsp of organic desiccated coconut.
  • Pinch of salt
  • Half a tsp of baking powder
  • * Optional extras- the ones in pic I put in half a tsp of Maca and Lucuma. The maca has a almost butterscotchy taste and the lucuma  has a sweet taste and  both are good source of actual nutrients!

Pre heat your oven to 180C/ 350F fan, even if not a fan oven I would be inclined to not go higher than this, just give them an extra maybe 3 mins. Line your baking tray.

You will get about a dozen biscuits (Ireland)/ cookies (North America) based on the above amounts.

Mix, mash the wet. Start at 3dsp of milk, hold back on the fourth spoon, you may or may not need a spoon later.

Mix the dry ingredients as-well

Add the dry to the wet.  Mix – you really need to get in there with your hands and squeeze and mix so the fats are taken up into the dry really well.

If you are having problems getting it to hold together this is were you add your extra splash of milk. Remember you are combining ingreds not stirring a soup.

If you are in the mood for rolling then roll out the dough to 1cm thick (third of an inch)

Cut out your shapes – I have done small hearts about 1 inch by 1 inch (like 2.5cm X 2.5cm) You could do trees!

Took 10mins at 180C / 350F in my Uber fan oven- need to keep an eye on them though.

The ones in the pic I clearly didn’t roll out – I put a tsp of dough per biscuit and just flattened them on the baking tray and squashed them with a fork to make even- I had preheated my oven for longer and they took 9mins!

I have experimented with the levels of buckwheat flour- I find if you go over a third of a cup they start to taste a little on the bitter side.

Close up baby

Close up baby- lightly browned edges- that’s what ya want.