Orange & Almond Cookies

I wanted to bake a cake tonight. Lemon & poppyseed. I didn’t have any lemons left. Or poppyseeds. Then I lost interest in the cake idea, they do take a while to bake. I have no patience today. So, change of plan. Cookies. Actually cookie dough, or bake-free cookies if you like. You will like. They are fast, they are clean, they are sugar free, they are full of great healthy fats & protein. Splendid splendid no bake orange & almond cookies, or balls, you can make them balls, or just eat the dough out of the bowl. I totally didn’t do that.

1/2 cup almond meal
1 cup coconut butter ( if you don’t have this you could try1/2 cup coconut flour & 1/2 cup coconut oil- I have not tried this so not sure if it will be the same as the butter)
Juice & zest of 1 orange
Stevia to taste (or sweetener of your choice)
1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract
1/4 cup chopped lightly toasted almond (optional)
1/2 cup flavorless (or vanilla) protein powder (you can use extra coconut flour if you don’t have this)
Pinch salt

Add everything together in a bowl or food processor & mix well until completely combined. Should be a dough-like consistency. You can add a bit extra coconut/almond flour if it is too wet still. Spoon into your hand and shape into whatever you like and pop them in the freezer to set. I store mine in the freezer too but the fridge would be fine. I also baked a couple just for fun. 180C for about 10-15 mins.

Here’s the baked ones…

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And the raw version…

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8 thoughts on “Orange & Almond Cookies

  1. Sarah says:

    Yum! These look great.

    A question: where do you find vanilla powder? I’ve searched and searched and searched and can’t come across it anywhere…

  2. Hi Sarah, I get mine online from Honest to Goodness but you can use a vanilla pod or extract instead.

  3. Sarah says:

    These look DE-LI-CIOUS!!! πŸ™‚ And of course….the addition of coconut butter makes them top tier! πŸ˜‰

  4. Thanks Sarah…. #1 addict πŸ˜‰

  5. Daphne says:

    Gutted! Tried these to bake and it melted? I am now eating a flat sliced cookie!! Haha don’t know what went wrong!!!

  6. Oh no Daphne! Did you use coconut butter to oil? Oven too hot maybe?

  7. Daphne says:

    I think I must have grabbed the coconut oil rather then butter- guess ill have to try again! Thanks for the recipes by the way very helpful… But I don’t know if I can go sugar free!! πŸ™‚

  8. You can try!! Many coconut oils say ‘coconut butter’ but they are not the same! Think peanut butter v’s peanut oil. Coconut oil solidifies under 25 degrees as well which makes it hated to work out. Coconut butter is dried coconut that has been purΓ©ed into a liquid. You can make it yourself if you have a really good food processor & a bit of patience πŸ˜‰

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