My almond apple spice cookies make a delicious and nourishing after school treat for hungry children. They are so simple to make and will store well in the pantry for up to a week making them ideal for the lunch box too.
I can remember when I was a child, walking home from the school bus stop, hoping to be greeted at the bottom of the driveway by the smell of my mum’s bolognese sauce simmering away on the stove. It was my favourite thing to eat in the world! It always made me so happy to know I would be soon twirling long strands of spaghetti swimming in sauce around my fork and mopping up what was left with fresh, thick bread. Yum.
I try to create similar memories for my own children because for me, food is such an important part of family life. It is what brings us together, how we connect and how we bring joy to those around us.
Making these almond apple spice cookies for afternoon tea makes the whole house smell divine. The comforting scent of cinnamon lingers in the air promising something delicious is waiting. Warm, soft, sweet and with just the right amount of spice…after a long day at school, could there be anything better?
Almond Apple Spice Cookies
These cookies are adapted from a recipe that my good friend Tash from A Girl, a Guy, Furkids and Food created.
Makes around 12 cookies
2 cups of almond meal
1/2 cup of rapadura or coconut sugar
1 heaped teaspoon of apple pie spice (or you could use cinnamon)
1/3 cup sultanas
3 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
1/2 tsp baking powder
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 170C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Add all the dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl and stir to combine.
Add the wet ingredients and stir well – I like to use my hands here to really make sure the oil is well incorporated – kind of squish it up.
Roll the cookie dough into balls around the size of a walnut and flatten gently between the palms of your hands. Place on the tray and bake for around 10 minutes, or until the cookies are beginning to turn golden brown.
Allow to cool slightly on the tray before transferring to a wire rack. Whatever is not devoured while still warm can be stored in the pantry in an air tight container for about a week.
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