GRANDMA'S HEALTHIER HOME-SWEET-HOME REFRIGERATOR COOKIES

GRANDMA\'S HEALTHIER HOME-SWEET-HOME REFRIGERATOR COOKIES
ingredients
all
coconut oil
3/4 c, softened
1 c maple syrup
1 c walnuts chopped
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 c gluten-free all-purpose flour (King Arthur's or Bob's Red Mill are reliable brands)
extra as needed for rolling dough
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
cookware
  • mixing bowl
  • baking sheet
Grandma always had a roll of ready-to-bake refrigerator dough in the ice box, waiting for little hands to carry it to her for cooking. Not quite a cookie - not quite a biscuit - this modern, healthier version of Grandma's treats, replaces processed sugar and flour with maple syrup and a gluten-free flour blend. Coconut oil eliminates shortening. For those seeking the taste of home, a little-improved, this is the bite you are looking for. Beware, however, as it's almost impossible to eat only a few!
1
In large bowl mix coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla.
2
In separate bowl sift together flour and baking soda.
3
Add dry sifted ingredients to the wet mixed ingredients, stirring as you add.
4
Gently stir the walnuts into the resulting dough.
5
Once the dough is mixed, form an elongated roll, adding light flour as needed to avoid sticking. Wrap the roll in waxed or parchment paper. Refrigerate the roll for at least 2 hours, and preferably overnight.
6
Once refrigeration is complete, cut the roll in thin slices and bake at 400 degrees F for approximately 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown.
source: Natural Chef candidate Tamara Predes, adapted from Grandma Lena Nunes' family recipe
notes
If you find your dough is too wet after mixing, place the bowl in the refrigerator to harden before making into a roll.

Allergens: nuts
Diet Direction: Balancing