Monday, October 24, 2011

Secret Recipe Club

This is my third post with The Secret Recipe Club and I am having such fun.  This month I was assigned to visit Mangia.  I so enjoyed Chelsy's blog as she is a Texas gal and so am I.  Chelsy is an avid foodie and she is from a large Italian family.  Chelsy is a much healthier cook than myself.  I had never cooked with many of the ingredients she uses so I thought I would give some a try.  I do hope you will visit Mangia and take a look around. 


As I mentioned, Chelsy uses ingredients that I have heard of but never purchased.  I have always wanted to cook with Agave Nectar so I thought her Almond Coconut Delight Cookies looked wonderful... as I love coconut.  I had also never cooked with almond flour or grapeseed oil. This was an adventure!  Also, I am used to cookie recipes making like 3 dozen cookies but this recipe made only 14 cookies....which is great as we usually eat TOO many.   All went well!  I thought the cookies were very yummy - reminded me of a macaroon.  They weren't as sweet as most cookies I make but still very good.  I did use sweetened coconut.  I thought my girls would turn up their noses as they are used to cookies with butter, eggs, etc.  I was pleasantly surprised -  I got good reviews. 


Again, please visit Chelsy and her fun blog.  I know you will enjoy it.  Mangia!






Almond Coconut Delight Cookies


Makes about 14 cookies

Ingredients:
1/4 c. grapeseed oil
1/4 c. agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. almond flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. shredded coconut ( I used sweetened coconut... that I had on hand)
1/4 c. golden raisins ( I used Craisins that I had on hand)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Using an electric mixer, combine oil, agave, and vanilla.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, walnuts, coconut, and golden raisins.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
5. Drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack and serve.


10 comments:

Chelsy Ethridge said...

Thank you so much for the post! Your blog is so awesome, great recipe you have girlie! Looks like you did a better job than me on those cookies, haha! Yummy!

Chelsy Ethridge said...

Thank you so much for the post! Your blog is so awesome, great recipe you have girlie! Looks like you did a better job than me on those cookies, haha! Yummy!

BigBearswife said...

Great looking cookies!

Lisa~~ said...

These look really good and I have all the ingredients in the house!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

simply.food said...

These look wonderful.

Rhonda said...

My inner cookie monster is rearing his head! I've never cooked with agave, only used it to sweeten coffee and tea, etc. I need to get a little more adventurous.

Eliotseats said...

I substitute Craisins for any recipe using raisins. I think it elevates it a bit. These cookies look great and I actually have some grape seed oil! Must make soon!

Cindy said...

Congrats on trying new ingredients. It's good to stretch and make something out of our comfort zone. One of these days I should try it!
Great month at SRC!

Steph@PlainChicken.com said...

These look great! My husband would love these cookies - he is a big fan of coconut.

Jayasri Ravi said...

wow those cookies are so delightful and healthy ones too.., I would love give these a try.., they look gorgeous