Today I was looking in my pantry and I found some mint oreos, they had traveled back from America with me and I felt like I needed to try them. I also remembered I had been trailing a week with no sugar! After my week of cutting out sugar I decided that reducing was the best idea. SO I ate two of the oreo’s and lived happily ever after….. until I wanted another one.
I put my apron on and looked once again in my pantry to ponder how could I make some ‘oreo’ type cookies and save the mint ones for another day!
The below recipe is still in experimentation mode, I do think I made a very good start. Whether there are any cookies left I cannot say!
- 1/4c ground almonds
- 2 Tbsp rice flour
- 2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp splenda (or any other sweetener/sugar)
- 25gm butter
- 1 Tbsp milk (any type will do, I used skim)
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 tsp honey
- Prep cashews by soaking in boiling water for 20 mins, this gives you time to make the cookie mixture.
- In a bowl add the ground almonds, flour, cocoa and splenda. Mix together until combined.
- In the microwave melt the butter, once melted add milk and then stir into the dry ingredients.
- Roll into a ball and leave in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Take cookie mixture out of the refrigerator and place on a piece of baking paper putting another piece on the top, roll out to about 1cm thick and cut out circles (I used my 1/4 c measure for cutting the circles). You may need to re roll the left over cuttings to get the most out of the cookie dough.
- Place on baking tray and cook at 180 Celsius for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
- Drain cashews and place in a food processor.
- Add 1 Tsp water and use a med-high setting.
- Add honey (I used creamed and melted it) and pulse until it is a smoothish consistency, if it is too thick you can add more water.
- Once cookies are cooled, add cashew mixture and EAT THEM! or share them.. whatever you like!
- Eat within a few days.
- I am going to try again with stevia as I think that will taste better than Splenda!
- I had fun experimenting with this, I will try again and it will only get better.
- I would bake the cookies an extra 2 mins as they were soft today with the filling in them. If making in advance don't fill the cookies until the day they are required 🙂
- I did still enjoy them on day 2!!