Chewy Choc Cookies - kid approved

 

Everyone loves a chocolate treat and these ones are perfectly chewy and suitable for the school lunch box. They remind me of the Afghan Cookies I ate at a late night cafe in Subiaco many, many years ago (the kids from my vintage will remember Oriels)! 

These cookies are wheat free, a little crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Give them a try and let me know how you go!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup (100g) Oat flour
  • 3/4 cup (100g) Buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) cacao powder
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil melted
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup (70g) shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 banana mashed
  • pinch of salt

Topping

  • 1 Tbs coconut oil melted
  • 1 Tbs raw cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp rice malt syrup (or maple syrup) 

METHOD

  • Combine all the dry ingredients and mix till combined
  • Add in the wet ingredients and mix till combined
  • Roll the mixture into balls and place on a oven tray (I use baking paper to stop them sticking)
  • press the balls flat
  • Bake for 25 mins in a 180C oven 
  • Remove and cool completely before adding the chocolate topping
  • Mix all the ingredients for the topping in a bowl until smooth. Heat slightly to make really runny
  • Drizzle over the top of cooled cookies and allow to harden (may need to go in the fridge to harden quickly). 

To be totally school safe replace the hazelnut with a goji berry or a seed of your choice. 

Enjoy!