I love cookies. It’s a simple fact of life. That warm, crispy outside with the soft chewy inside that make MY insides go goo-goo with happiness.
Give it 10 minutes. I dare y’all…
BOOM! Happy sugar high gone! Bring me my pillow and slippers so I can crash on my couch.
Why Do We Do This To Ourselves?
We know better. Our bodies are yelling, “WHY?!?” Our response: “We want cookies!”
Y’all, guess what? Your bodies are about to love me forever. There will be a small shrine dedicated to this post. Are you ready?
Cashew. Pecan. Cookies.
Now hold on a minute! I know it’s cookies but it’s Cashew Pecan Cookies. These aren’t just your simple cookies that come out of a box you bought at your local grocery store.
This delicacy has oat flour, cinnamon, chocolate, cashew butter… honey…
BRB while I go whip up a quick batch while you check out this amazing recipe!
Cashew Pecan Cookies
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup oat flour
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (enjoy life are vegan) or chopped dark chocolate
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with three tablespoons water)
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (measured solid)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
If you haven’t already, make the flax egg and let sit for 1-2 minutes until it gels together.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients (up to and including the chocolate).
In the microwave, heat the cashew butter and coconut oil until oil is melted.
In a small bowl, combine the cashew butter, coconut oil, honey and maple syrup.
Mix until smooth. Add in the flax egg.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry until everything is combined and wet looking.
Line a baking tray with a silicone mat, parchment paper or tin foil.
Use an ice cream scoop to portion out the batter (makes eleven cookies).
Gently press the balls down into cookies.
Bake for 8 minutes and rotate the tray. Bake for another 8-10 minutes until just cooked. If you like your cookies more firm, leave them on the hot baking tray to cool.
Otherwise, remove from the tray (gently as they haven’t firmed up!) and cool on a cutting board.
Makes 11 cookies.