Spiced Orange Christmas Cookies

I have been obsessed with these cookies lately! Needless to say that I devoured the whole batch in just a couple of hours! I am absolutely in love with the flavour combination between the peanut butter, orange and all the gorgeous festive spices. They are just the perfect afternoon pick me up or a healthy treat to have with a piping hot cp of tea.

Ingredients:

1 cup of almond flour
3/4 cup of white spelt flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 very ripe banana
1 tablespoon of One Earth Rejuvenate Your Soul superfood blend
1/2 cup of date syrup – you can use other liquid sweetener too but date syrup will give the cookies a dark and rich flavour
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/3 cup of melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
the juice of and the zest of 1/2 orange
1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of ground clove
1/4 cup of dried cranberries
1/4 cup of dried sultanas

About 1/3 cup of roughly chopped mixed nuts to sprinkle on top – I went for a mix of pistachios and hazelnuts

Start by preheating the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.

Place the ground almond, the spelt flavour, baking powder, superfood powder and all the spices into a bowl and give it good mix.

In a separate bow with a fork mush down the banana really well. Add in the date syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil and sugar, the zest and liquid of one orange, cranberries and sultanas. Whisk everything together until you have a glossy mixture. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. The mixture should be quite wet and sticky.
Line a baking tray with some parchment paper. Use about 1 heaped tablespoon of the mixture for each cookie. Wit the spoon try to create a round shape, don’t worry if they don’t look perfect they will still taste delicious.
Bake the cookies for about 10-15 minutes. I like my cookies soft and chewy in the middle so I wouldn’t recommend to bake them for longer.

Let them cool in the tray for 10 minutes and enjoy!

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