Do you miss the sweet things in life? Who doesn’t enjoy some cookies and milk in front of the fireplace on a cold winter night? Many of us certainly do, only for it to cause varying degrees of inflammation within our bodies. Most of it occurs in the GI tract, disturbing the gut-biome balance and bloating your tummy, among other things. Fortunately, this paleo-friendly recipe for black and white cookies is low-carb and sugar-free.
A Delectable Black and White Cookie for Paleo Lovers
Cookies are a favorite snack of millions of people, but most people living a paleo lifestyle will avoid them due to their high calorie content, refined carbs, and sugar. However, by tweaking the ingredients, you can turn an unhealthy snack, into a delicious treat that you can enjoy at any time of day.
Almond flour ranks low on the glycemic index and won’t spike your blood sugar too much unlike faster carbohydrates like table sugar. Instead, it provides a slow-burning energy source that tastes even better than traditional refined flour. Almond flour is suitable for people that live with Celiac disease, and cannot tolerate gluten. (1)
The recipe includes six tablespoons of raw honey for everything, which should not cause a sugar spike and subsequent sugar crash unlike processed sugars. Raw, unpasteurized honey contains live bacterial enzymes that have an antibacterial and antimicrobial effect. These probiotic enymes found in the propolis and royal jelly improve digestion while the phytosterol antioxidants remove free radicals from your blood, keeping your cells healthy. (2)
Medium-Chain Triglycerides Have Been Shown to Be Beneficial
Nutritional science has extensively studied medium-chain triglycerides and its effects on the body. MCT’s have been proven to enhance cognitive function, lower inflammation, and improve lipid profiles balance of good and bad cholesterol. (3) Coconut oil and coconut butter are excellent sources of these healthy fats and a foundational ingredient of this recipe.
The best part about baking a fresh batch of black and white cookies is the delightful aroma that wafts throughout your home as the recipe comes to life in your oven. The sweet scent of vanilla, chocolate, and honey, complemented by the bolder tone of the almond flour is guaranteed to draw your family out of their rooms and into the kitchen for a communal snack. That’s what the holidays are for, right?
Give these black and white cookies a go the next time you decide on baking a treat. Let us know what you think and if you love them as much as I do; then you may find these other heavenly cookies enjoyable as well:
- For the cookies
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- ½ tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- For the black icing
- ¼ cup no dairy, no sugar chocolate chips, melted
- For the white icing
- 1⁄4 cup melted coconut butter
- 1 tsp honey
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a bowl combine the almond flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add the honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix to combine.
- Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Press down the dough lightly.
- Bake the cookies for 9 – 12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- To make the white icing, combine the melted coconut butter and honey.
- Spread the white icing onto half of the cookies.
- Spread the melted chocolate onto other side and allow the icing to set completely before serving.