Baking Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies with Clover – Recipe #nothingartificial

Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies made with Clover - motherhooddiaries.com

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

Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies made with Clover - motherhooddiaries.com

Makes:


Around 30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 100g almonds, roughly chopped
  • 100g Clover butter

Clover butter used in Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies - motherhooddiaries.com

  • 50g coconut palm sugar
  • 50g runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 170C/350F
  • Cream the Clover butter, palm sugar, honey and egg until frothy

Palm sugar, honey, egg and clover - motherhooddiaries.com

  • 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

Cocoa, Almond and Raisin Cookies made with Clover - motherhooddiaries.com

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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Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 5, and Aidan, 4. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked!You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: https://www.facebook.com//groups/motherhooddiaries/


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