Nothing beats tiny bite-sized cookies that you can pop right into your mouth! I also love the taste of orange and chocolate married together. There is something very nostalgic and Christmas-y about those two flavors. I wanted to create a grain-free and refined sugar free crumbly small cookie, perfect for packaging up and giving out at Christmas time (or just keep them for yourself and avoid all the grain and rancid oil filled cookies).
I love to bake, and I love to challenge myself when it comes to baking, so I made these without referring to any recipes. My kiddos loved them, as did I! They were not too sweet and the right amount of chocolate. They are definitely going on a platter this Christmas. Santa might appreciate these too!
I was lucky to have two amazing four year old helpers! They helped measure, mix, stir, and taste test. We listened to some Christmas music, and baked away.
Ingredients for Cookies:
1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil or ghee (not melted)
juice of 1 orange
1 tsp bourbon vanilla
1/4 cup of maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 cup plus 1 TBS of coconut flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
Ingredients for Chocolate Drizzle:
4 oz of darkest chocolate you can find (green and blacks 85% dark works great)
2 TBS raw honey
2 TBS coconut oil
1 tsp bourbon vanilla
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
Directions for Cookies:
*oven to 350 degrees*
1. In a standing mixer with cookie paddle mix together the coconut oil or ghee with the eggs, juice of (1) orange, 1 tsp bourbon vanilla, and the maple syrup or honey.
2. Slowly add in (while mixer is on low) coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Mixture will form into cookie dough.
3. line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and roll dough into 1/2 tsp sized balls.
4. Press each ball into a flat little “button.”
5. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
Directions for Chocolate Drizzle:
Place dark chocolate, coconut oil, maple syrup or raw honey, bourbon vanilla, and orange zest into a small pan and heat over low heat until melted.
Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. You can also cover each cookie completely in chocolate, if that is your preference.