I ended up having a lot of fun making the nut flour that went in these. (Turns out, the sound of the food processor is incredibly soothing to my son!) The process was very simple: put nuts in the food processor, press the button, and watch as the blade pulverizes the nuts into tiny bits. Finished! It took just a bit more than 16 ounces of shelled nuts to make the five cups of nut flour that this recipe calls for.
I will definitely be making these again soon!
You will need:
1 cup nut pieces (not ground as fine)
1 cup raisins, craisins, or other dried fruit bits
1 cup unsweetened coconut
½ cup melted butter or margarine
cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
⅛ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Mix nut flour, extra nuts, coconut, dried fruit, salt, and baking soda together.
- Mix butter, eggs, and honey, then add to the dry ingredients.
- Form into small balls with a spoon or your hands, then flatten.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
I been using half walnuts, half almonds, and the consistency is just right. I skipped the fruit this time because I forgot to buy it, so I added a little extra coconut to make up for the lack of craisins. The cookies are very tasty either way!