Who says vegan and wheat free desserts can't be delicious? These delightful, crunchy cookies are perfect with a cup of spiced tea!
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Pamela Aares' Home Run Shortbread Almond Cookies
(wheat and dairy-free)
1 cup roasted almonds
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup canola, sunflower or safflower oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: 1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup amaranth flour
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Process almond and oat flour in food processor until they resemble a coarse flour. Transfer to a big bowl and set aside.
In a smaller bowl stir together the maple syrup, vanilla (and almond if you choose to use it) extracts, and the oil.
Sift the remaining dry ingredients into the almond oat mixture.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well mixed.
Using 2 spoons, scoop out cookie mixture onto well-greased or parchment lined baking sheets (I prefer parchment lining).
Use a glass (dip in warm water to prevent sticking) and flatten each cookie-- they should be about bite size. Or you can flatten with your oiled finger, up to you!
Bake for 11mins, turn baking sheets at 5mins and peek at around 10 mins.
Cookies should be a golden brown. Cool on sheets for 5 mins, then remove to a cooling rack.
Store in an air-tight container.
Enjoy with a cup of spiced or herbal tea or lemonade.
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In AIM FOR LOVE, rising movie star Sabrina Tavonesi has only three weeks to heal her shoulder before shooting her next film. Sexy baseball pitching phenom Kaz Tokugawa has a solution—a mysterious Japanese healing method she’s too desperate to turn down. Soon, they’re not just working on her shoulder; they’re falling in love.
But Kaz has made a promise he’s not sure he can keep, and Sabrina faces inner demons that threaten to overwhelm her. When violence strikes, their secrets may destroy their dreams, their love…and their lives.
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