Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Cookies

Can you tell Halloween sparked a sweet tooth? And it's my birthday on Wednesday... Uh oh.

To tide us over a few days until a legitimate reason for more sweets, I made these:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Cookies

1/4 C coconut flour, sifted
1/4 C cocoa powder, sifted (not strictly necessary, but I had the sifter out, so I just threw it in with the coconut flour)
1/2 C peanut butter (or almond butter, or sunflower seed butter, etc)
1/4 C palm shortening
1/2 C brown sugar (or honey or maple syrup)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp sea salt

Mix peanut butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla & salt. Mix in cocoa powder & coconut flour. Scoop up with a tablespoon (actual measuring spoon) and roll into a ball in in your hands. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten, criss-crossed, with tines of fork.

Bake at 375*F for 12-15min. Try to let them cool enough so you at least don't burn the roof of your mouth...

Makes ~20 cookies.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

(Banana-Key Lime) Goat Cheesecake

I'll just put this here, so I don't lose it again.

Here is the original recipe:

Preheat oven to 350

For the crust

½ tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs

Combine and press in the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pan (or 8x8x2) refrigerate until filling is ready


2 cups of soft fresh goat cheese
(or 2 8-ounce packages of cream cheese)
3 eggs
¾ cup sugar
¾ tsp vanilla

Beat until smooth and creamy

Pour it into the crust

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until firm

My substitutions: instead of a graham cracker crust, I tried coconut flour + arrowroot + brown sugar + palm shortening.

My additions: sliced bananas over the "crust layer", juice & zest from one key lime.

And I only had 4oz of goat cheese, so I had to make a quarter-batch. It's in the oven now. Eagerly anticipating...
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