Have you ever wondered if there’s something crunchy, delicious and so simple you can bake it in 5 minutes? If yes, keep reading..I’ve got you, lazy bakers!
One bite and you’ll feel heaven in your mouth….
The first time I made this recipe was a year ago and everyone at home loved them. Somehow with all my experimental baking, I forgot about them. Yesterday, while I was doing some spring cleaning in my files, I found this old recipe of mine and I decided to do it again. It was so worth it! It was hard to take the photos while everyone was eating them out of the oven. I had to bake another batch just so I could show you the end result…family!
Well, take a good look at them! Don’t fool yourself, these cookies aren’t just another recipe of chocolate cookies. They’re something slightly different and darker…. Carob.
It has a deep brown color and a delicate aroma. I’m sure if you give it a try, you will love it as much as I do…The secret for these cookies is not only the carob but the combination of the nuts and the lemon zest ….You’ll be wowed by how well they match!
It’s both a delicious and an easy option for Easter!
Learn more about carob:
Carob Flour has excellent nutritional value: low in sodium, high in fibre and a good source of calcium (has twice the amount compared to cocoa) and antioxidants.
- 4 tablespoons of melted ghee
- ½ demerara sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cap carob flour
- 1 cup hazelnut flour
- ¼ tablespoon baking soda
- ¼ tablespoon baking powder
- a hand full of chopped walnuts (you can use almonds, or other nuts you have at home)
- Preheat oven to 180°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a big bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients and whisk.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flours, the baking soda and baking powder.
- Then mix the dry and wet ingredients, until you get a sticky texture.
- Add the chopped walnuts.
- Pick up a spoon or an ice cream scoop and make little round balls.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely on the baking tray.
There you have it…….easy and truly enjoyable.
Ps! My advice, if family is around: Double the recipe and let them beg for more !