Baking Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies with Clover – Recipe #nothingartificial
I am an avid baker, but the one thing I like to challenge myself to do with my desserts is substitute unhealthy ingredients for healthy ones. In this recipe, I have aimed to use as natural and as organic ingredients as possible, so that I can watch my boys (aged 3 and 4 years) enjoy these cookies with peace of mind. As I’m getting older, I’m becoming more aware of the nasties in food, including artificial ingredients and high sugar/salt content. So, I’m trying to educate my boys as best as possible that healthy food – and healthy ingredients in general – can taste just as great.
So, without further ado, I present to you a super healthy version of the raisin and nut cookie, substituting chocolate for cocoa powder, peanuts for almonds, white sugar for coconut palm sugar (and honey) and high saturated fatty butter for Clover, the healthiest non-artificial butter I could find (made from buttermilk and half the saturated fat). I hope you enjoy making these cookies for the family too.
Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies Recipe
Inspired by food.com
Around 30 cookies
- 100g almonds, roughly chopped
- 100g Clover butter
- 50g coconut palm sugar
- 50g runny honey
- 1 egg
- Pinch of salt
- 300g plain flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 170C/350F
- Cream the Clover butter, palm sugar, honey and egg until frothy
- Add the baking soda and pinch of salt and gradually mix in half of the flour
- Halfway, add the almonds and raisins and mix well
- Add the cocoa powder and the rest of the flour, mixing well until a dough forms
- Use your hands to gently knead the dough into the bowl, making sure that all ingredients have mixed well together.
- Form little dough balls and flatten with the palm of your hands
- Lay out on a paper-lined baking try and place in the oven to bake for 15-20 minutes
- Enjoy slightly warm
These cookies taste awesome with milk!
*This sponsored post is in collaboration with Clover and TOTS100, but the recipe and all opinions are my own. *
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