I know this is a long time since the thread was started but I made these cookies for a friend who is on a detox program. I was trying out baking GF and bringing lots of cookies to work but she could never have them as she can't have white sugar, dairy, wheat or eggs. Talk about limitations!
Anyway I adapted these from a web recipe I found and they are REALLY good. I did them as a roll and then cut and baked the rounds but they would be fine as a roll out cookie. The trick is the coconut oil that hardens REALLY hard in the fridge but then softens with baking. Chill the dough but watch it, maybe only 15 mins in the fridge and it would be ready to cut. If you leave it too long it gets really hard. Or make a roll and slice rounds the thickness you need and then use your cookie cutter on the round to avoid overworking the dough but rolling and re-rolling. They remind me of Speculatius cookies I make at Christmas.
Maple Spice Cookies
makes two dozen 1 inch rounds, double the batch if you make bigger cookies.
1 1/4 cup gf flour mix (I used 1 cup yellow corn flour, 1/4 cup of brown rice flour and a tsp of xanthan gum)
1/4 tsp baking powder
big pinch of salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsps ground cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients, set aside.
Add 2 Tbsps boiling water to 2 Tbsps ground flax. Mix well and let cool (can use 2 eggs if desired)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
Blend these liquids together, add the flax and continue blending well. Pour in dry ingredients and mix until the mass comes together in a large ball. Wrap and chill for 15 to 20 mins. (If doing slice and bake, make a roll 1 inch in diameter and wrap like a sausage.)
Preheat oven to 375 and grease cookie sheet or use parchment to bake on. For slice and bake, slice rounds and then top with a half of a pecan if desired (chopped pecans can also be incorporated in the dough for a different texture).
Place cookies one inch apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Let cool 3 mins on sheet before removing from the pan.
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