Oh hello! Birthday week is over, but I feel like the fun just started because my mom and dad arrived yesterday from Maine to visit Fabio and me in Dallas! They’ve never been to Dallas before, so it’s fun to show off the taco joints on every corner, palm trees, and balmy temps. We have lots of grand plans for the three days they’re here, and most of them involve FOOD.
We are family of very good eaters.
When my brother and I were kids, I remember eating Fig Newtons like it was our job. And I’m sure my mom felt okay about us eating them by the metric ton because they are a “fruit” cookie. (Later in life a friend told me that her dad used to eat Fig Newtons to fuel up before triathlons, so I was definitely right about that one.)
The Paleo Sandwich Cookies taste A LOT like Fig Newtons, but without those crunchy little fig seeds (oh man those are good). I love these little sandwich cookies because the dough just has a little maple syrup but they mostly sweetened by the raisin centers! These healthy little cookies can be enjoyed as a dessert, a filling snack or even BREAKFAST! It’s true. Ask your mom.
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- ⅔ cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix well with a whisk. In another bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla, stir well. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix dough.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat. Between two sheets of wax paper, roll dough to about ¼ inch thick. Cut out cookies using a round cookie cutter and lay on baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
- Add raisins to a small bowl, and add about 1 Tbsp water. Microwave for about 30 seconds, until raisins are plump. In a blender/food processor/Magic Bullet, puree the raisins into a paste. When the cookies are cool, use a knife to spread a layer of raisin puree between two cookies.