This healthy chocolate cookie recipe can form the base for a healthy version of an oreo, mint slice or you can even use it to make tiny teddies (you’ll just need to source a tiny teddy cookie cutter). It is a great, additive-free option for kids that are accustomed to a sweet treat in their lunch box and it’s very quick and simple to make. It can also be frozen in an airtight container and popped straight into the lunch box. These make great party treats too.
Makes approximately 20-30 round cookies (depending on the size and shape of your cookie cutter)
120g (1 cup) wholemeal spelt flour
30g (¼ cup) cacao powder (or a rich dutch cocoa powder)
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Pinch sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla powder, pastes or essence
50g (¼ cup) coconut or macadamia nut oil
30g (3 tablespoons) milk (of your choice)
85g (¼ cup) rice malt syrup or pure maple syrup (the maple syrup will produce a sweeter cookie)
Substitute your preferred gluten-free flour (preferably wholegrain).
Choose a nondairy milk. I love coconut milk.
Use rice malt syrup as your sweetener.
Cream centre (aka Oreo)
Mix ¼ cup of creamed coconut* (warmed to make it easier to mix) with 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence, 2 tablespoons of the milk of your choice and 2 tablespoons of rice malt syrup or maple syrup until well combined to a creamy paste. A food processor or a bit of muscle is required to combine it.
Minty (aka Mint slice)
Add 1 teaspoon of mint essence to the cream centre recipe for a delicious mint centre.
Airtight in the freezer.
* Creamed coconut (also called coconut butter) is NOT the same as coconut cream. It is a thick paste (like a nut butter) and can be found in health food stores. If you have a Thermomix you can make your own by milling desiccated coconut until a creamy butter is formed (much like making nut butter from nuts).
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Category: Baked Sweets, Lunchbox Tags: Dairy free chocolate cookie, Fructose free chocolate cookie, Gluten free chocolate cookie recipe, healthy chocolate cookie recipe, Healthy mint slice recipe, Healthy Oreos, Healthy tiny teddies, nut free chocolate cookie
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