Every time I have a homemade cookie, I ask myself why I ever eat store-bought.
My Choc - Strawberry Sandwich Cookies are gorgeous cookies, made with minimal ingredients and a no-fuss method.
When paired with a coffee, they are simply divine.
1 cup spelt or plain flour
¾ cup almond meal
¼ cup cacao or cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil or butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
15g freeze-dried strawberries
⅓ cup cashew butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp unsweetened yoghurt of choice
Pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 180°c fan and line a tray with baking paper.
Add the spelt flour, almond meal, cacao powder, baking powder and salt into a large bowl - stir using a whisk.
Pour the maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract into the bowl too.
Using a spatula, stir until no dry patches of flour remain.
Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden slightly, so the dough is easier for you to handle.
Once chilled, wet your hands slightly with water to avoid the dough sticking to your hands.
Spoon a heaping size tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball using your hands.
Place onto your lined tray, making sure to keep space between each ball, as they will flatten slightly while baking.
Bake for 10 - 12 mins, allowing them to cool for 5mins on the tray, before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the Strawberry Cream.
Take your freeze-dried strawberries and add them into a plastic snap-lock bag.
Using the base of a mug, gently crush the strawberries into a fine powder; don’t worry if a few larger pieces remain.
Add your strawberry powder into a bowl, along with the remaining Strawberry Cream ingredients - stir until combined.
Choose two similar-sized cookies and dollop one cookie with the strawberry cream, before sandwiching with the other half - repeat the process until all cookies are sandwiched.
The cookies are best eaten on the day of bake.
They will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days (if they last that long!)
Makes 8 cookies.