Orange Cream Cookies

If you loved Creamsicles as a kid, you'll love these Orange Cream Cookies. (Sorry, no photo: We ate them up before I realized we hadn't taken the photo. And, worse, we did it twice!)

2 cups almond meal
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup golden raisins
½ cup chopped pecans
Sweetener equivalent to 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons finely-grated orange rind
1 large egg
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
½ cup whipping cream (or coconut milk)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Combine almond meal, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, raisins, pecans, sweetener and orange zest in bowl and mix.

In separate bowl, whisk egg, then add coconut oil, whipping cream, vanilla extract and mix together. Pour wet mix into dry and blend by hand thoroughly.

Spoon onto parchment paper-lined baking pan (or oiled pan) and flatten with spoon to ½-¾ inch thickness. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick withdraws dry.

Comments (5) -

  • Jana Miller

    3/5/2012 2:33:26 AM |

    Love your book, blog and everything you stand for. Just wish I could get my mother in law and sister in law on board. My husband has lost 35 pounds since eating primal and cutting out almost all the wheat. We are at 90% and working on the last 10 %.

    So the only thing I get tripped up on in your recipes is the sweetener. We use liquid stevia in our coffee but I see no way to determine how much would be equivalent to one cup of sweetener. Do you have a particular brand you could recommend so I can start trying some of these recipes?

  • Dr. William Davis

    3/6/2012 3:49:56 AM |

    I think the key, Jana, is to pick your sweetener of choice, then get familiar with its characteristics and stick with it.

    My favorite: KAL liquid stevia that a friend introduced to me. SweetLeaf stevia powder is a good product, made with inulin, as well as Trader Joe''s powdered stevia, likewise made with inulin. Truvia is a good product, though costly. If you can find it, bulk erythritol is a good product. All differ in quantity to use to equal the sweetness of sugar.

  • Ginny

    5/29/2012 6:18:38 PM |

    Looks like a great recipe Dr. Davis! I plan to try it.  I may even have a picture for you, if I can keep from eating them all first.  Smile  I appreciate your work.

  • Ginny

    5/29/2012 8:33:55 PM |

    I made them.  They were wonderful! Take a look:  Thanks!

  • Dr. Davis

    6/1/2012 12:59:51 AM |

    Thanks, Ginny!