Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
These flour free(and gluten free) cookies have a soft,slightly crumbly texture and are scented lightly with orange peel and anise seeds.They are best the first day,though they will keep for several,but expect the texture to change a bit.These cookies are higher in protein and fiber than traditional white flour cookies,so they are more filling which helps you not overindulge!If you need to make these dairy free you can substitute 1/2 cup coconut oil for the butter-preferably the oil should be about the same consistency as butter that has been left to soften at room temperature for 30 minutes.It is best to not make the dough too far ahead of time or it may become too dry.These are also really good rolled in cinnamon sugar.
- 1 cup unrefined sugar
- 3⁄4 cup coconut flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons anise, slightly crushed
- 1 orange, zest only (finely zested on a microplane)
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup unrefined sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 f.
- Mix all dry ingredients,except last 1/2 cup sugar.Mix in butter evenly until crumbly.Beat eggs slightly and mix thoroughly into dry ingredients.
- Form balls about the size of a small walnut with your hands,roll in sugar, and place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.Using a fork Press down on cookies lengthwise and then crosswise to flatten them to about 1/4 inch thick(like when you make peanut butter cookies).
- Bake until lightly golden-the bottoms will be a little darker 12-15 minutes(13 minutes is perfect in my oven,yours may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven temperature).
- Let cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet,then carefully remove them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
- Repeat with remaining dough.