Sunday, December 18, 2011

Grain Free "Vanillekipferl"

Vanillekipferl were my favorite Christmas cookies when I was growing up. The dough for these cookies consists of flour, sugar, butter, and ground hazelnuts (or almonds). The baked cookies are then coated with a mixture of powdered sugar and vanilla flavored sugar. I made these last night and decided to try a grain-free version of them. I doubt they taste anything close to the real thing, but DH said they are good which means a lot. He's pretty picky when it come to grain-free baked goods or meals.

what you need:

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/8 cup of honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/8 cup heavy whipping cream (you can use coconut milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

what you do:
Mix or knead all ingredients until well mixed and a soft dough forms. Place in fridge for 10 to 20 minutes. Form half moon shapes and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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1 comment:

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