When it comes to cookies, after eating only a few, I can feel the sugar dragon come back to life. One cookie becomes three and three becomes a whole package. Next I realize I am eating dairy and craving foods I know will cause inflammation and extreme discomfort. How? Why? Because refined sugar is addictive! When we become addicted to sugar, we may eat constantly, eat because we are bored and be hyper. This of course will be followed by a sugar crash. But if you are intuitively eating and want a cookie, what are you to do? This my friends is why I made this recipe!!
So what can you do instead to honor your craving for a cookie?
Make your own with ingredients you love!
Bake in small batches!
This recipe is both! First, this variation is made with hormone regulating tahini and immune boosting matcha! Second, this recipe only makes 10 cookies!!
Not a fan of Matcha? No worries! I have a Maple Tahini cookie recipe too. Check it out here!
You will see this recipe contains real maple syrup and may be saying, "but maple is sugar"!! It is BUT it is natural sugar that contains vitamins and minerals. It also has a low glycemic index meaning your body releases the energy from maple syrup S L O W L Y, avoiding a sugar high! Are you convinced? Ok! Let's get baking! All you need is 7 ingredients! 👇
3/4 cup Almond flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons matcha powder (I use Matcha Nude)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup tahini
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until well incorporated.
Make 1 tablespoon balls of dough and flatten them into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.
Give them some space, about 2 inches apart. These cookies will not expand much at all while cooking, but giving space is always helpful. 😉
Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are golden.⠀
Let the cookies cool completely on the pan and then enjoy! 😋