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    DARK COCOA TAHINI COOKIES (GLUTEN-FREE)


    Tina Turbin

    Celiac.com 12/07/2016 - With the holiday season upon us baking is on everyone’s mind. Homes are filling with excitement and the families are planning big meals, and visits and gatherings of family and friends. We are well aware that pie is an ever popular dessert but how about something different this season that adheres to the Paleo template! These Dark Cocoa Tahini Cookies will delight everyone as a clean and healthy, fresh change to their senses.


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    Dutch-processed cocoa is an unsweetened cocoa powder which is a bit darker than natural cocoa and has its natural acids neutralized with an alkali. This reduces that common bitter flavor and lends a milder and mellower flavor. Dutch-processed cocoa dissolves quicker than natural cocoa. I also find that I can use less of this when I am developing recipes and I get a deep rich chocolate type flavor I am going for that I just love.

    I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

    Ingredients:

    • ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons organic, 100% Dutch Processed organic cocoa powder
    • 4 tablespoons Lakanto or Zensweet
    • ¼ cup finely ground hazelnut flour
    • ¼ cup tapioca flour
    • ¼ cup organic tahini
    • 6 sweet Medjool dates, pureed
    • 5 free-range Grade A large eggs
    • 2 drops stevia
    • OPTIONAL: Nuts

    Instructions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
    2. Combine first 4 dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and mix well.
    3. In a second bowl, add the eggs and whisk well.
    4. Add the remaining wet ingredients to the eggs and mix well on medium with a hand mixer, then high.
    5. Gently fold the ingredients from the second bowl into the dry ingredients and stir well to blend.
    6. Place tablespoon-sized drops of batter onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
    7. Standard bake (not convection) in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until cooked (ovens vary in cooking).
    8. Enjoy!


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    This recipe comes to us from Ruth Parente.

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    3 cups gluten-free flour mix*
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon soda
    1 cup sugar
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    ½ cup gluten-free butter or margarine
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