You know those days where you wake up and everything just feels... wrong. Where you can't quite wrap your head around what day of the week it is, what you need to accomplish, or why the alarm is going off so (damn) early? I have those days a lot lately. Perhaps it is due to 'brain fog' perhaps it is due to lack of sleep... whatever the cause may be those days call for a cookie.
There is something simply satisfying about a freshly baked cookie (even when they may not be a 'traditional' treat) having a cookie just makes it feel as though all is right in the world. Like when you were little and had a hard day, knowing your mom would let you have an extra cookie after dinner made all the days problems melt away; a truly magical thing, one of lifes little treasures... granted it was a rare occasion that this would happen in my house hold, but the sentiment is nice.
3/4 cup pecan meal
1/4 cup pecan pieces
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp chia seed meal
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut nectar
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
Mix all dry ingredients together, stir well until no lumps remain. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl, let set for 2-5 minutes. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stir together until dough forms.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place on parchment paper and lightly flatten with your palm. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
These little treats helped cure a wicked case of the blues the other day that is for sure. Simple and satisfying (and guilt free). They may not be your mamas cookies, but they will most certainly do the trick (in a gluten free, grain free, sugar free, vegan kind of way).