Lavender & Lemon Tigernut Cookies
Makes 8-12 cookies
WHAT YOU NEED
1/2 cup grass-fed butter or coconut oil (room temperature)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or coconut nectar (room temperature)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (room temperature)
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 drops Therapeutic Grade Lavender Essential Oil or 4 teaspoons dried organic lavender flowers (see notes)
1/2 cup shredded or flaked coconut (optional)
Organic lavender flowers for garnish (optional)
WHAT TO DO
-Sift the tigernut flour, arrowroot flour, gelatin, baking soda, and himalayan salt into a medium sized mixing bowl.
-Add the room temperature maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, lavender essential oil and vanilla to a medium bowl and beat with a stand mixer or handheld mixer until creamy and well combined.
-In batches, whisk the dry ingredients in with the wet, until a sticky cookie dough has formed.
-Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper, then gently fold in the dried coconut. Scoop out 8-12 cookies that are about 2-3 tablespoons in size. Chill in the freezer for 10 minutes or in the fridge for 30 minutes.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake the cookies for 12-16 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges. They will firm up as they cool, so do not over-bake.
-Remove from the oven and wait 10-15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to further cool.
-Serve and garnish with some lavender flowers if desired
NOTES & CAUTIONS
-My recommended brand of lavender EO is by Essential Botanicals, you can use their therapeutic grade highland lavender (lavandula angustifolia) or sweet lavender (lavandula hybrida) essential oil.
-If you are using dried lavender flowers, please ensure they are grown organically and are not treated with any chemicals. Add your dried lavender flowers to the mix of dry ingredients when preparing the cookies.
-Essential Oils by Essential Botanicals are both pure and authentic. You will always be able to see the botanical name, country of origin, the nature of its cultivation, and more valuable information on each bottle.
-Just 1 drop of essential oils can be the equivalent of 10-50 cups of herbal tea (depending on the herb) or 20x the recommended dose of an herbal tincture. Consult with a qualified practitioner before pursuing any internal use of essential oils.