Keep Christmas traditions going or start new ones with these Grain Free Anise cookies. Free of refined sugars, gluten or dairy.
It is just over two weeks until Christmas and smack dab in the middle of one of my favorite times of year. Chicago is all lit up, it is mitten weather, so what is it I'm all "bah humbug" about? Where the heck is my snow?! You may call me crazy, but all I want to do is look out my window at work and see downtown covered in a beautiful white layer.
While my friends and family back in Michigan have been buried a couple of times this season, here in Chicago we've been "lucky" and have only seen a few flurries. With or without the snow, I am determined to enjoy all my favorite holiday past times. This includes baking cookies!
While I enjoy some paleo goodies, I am usually pretty hesitant to take my favorite treat recipes and adapt them. This is especially true when they are near and dear to my heart like this one. A long standing tradition in my family is enjoying Anise cookies at Christmas. I can remember days where we spent hours at my grandparents' house baking and decorating cookies. After two years of admiring these cookies from afar, I decided to give it a go. Worst case, they stink, I never make them again and I hold on to the memory of what once was, right?
It took a few tries, some wasted cookies (not really, I ate them anyway) and several hours to find the best combination of ingredients. My efforts were well worth it. I am happy to report that this Christmas, I will be treating myself to a batch or two of my anise cookies. I hope you will indulge on them as well!
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour + extra to roll
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1-2 tbs anise seed
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of salt