How to Make Maple Cream Walnut Cookies
PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil. Grease with coconut oil.
2. Grind almonds in a coffee grinder or food processor until it becomes a fine power. Don't go too long, or it will become almond butter. Feel free to use store-bought almond flour.
3. Mix almond paste and granulated sugar until smooth. Add confectioners' sugar and 2 egg whites; again, mix until smooth. This works great with a food processor. If mixing by hand, be very thorough.
4. Coarsely chop walnuts and mix them into the dough.
With lightly floured hands roll dough into 1 inch balls. Arrange balls on cookie sheets, and flatten slightly to form a 1 1/2 inch round.
5. Bake 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Maple Tahini Icing
1. Place the maple syrup in a small saucepan; cook over low heat for about 3 minutes. Then, turn off heat and mix in the tahini, vanilla, and salt.
2. Mix vigorously until it's very smooth.
How Can Maple Cream Walnut Cookies Make You Feel Great?
Cookies and Carols-Heather's Christmas Story
When I was a kid, I went caroling every year with my best friend's family. A large crew of mom, dad, their seven kids plus the one's they picked up along the way for the night (like my sister and I) made a merry band of carolers. We bundled up, and jumped in the van to deliver songs and cookies to long list of friends. Their Winter tradition was a major event- an elaborate schedule complete with efficient routes perfected over the years was planned weeks in advance. Each year seemed to include more families, more houses, more cookies, until they filled several hours of caroling each night for over two weeks leading up to the big culmination on Christmas Eve. On the nights they came to my door, my grandfather smiled, raised his hands, and joined in the singing. The tin of cookies handed across the threshold was as traditional as the songs. Maple Cream Walnut Cookies would have nestled nicely into the array of brownies, sugar cookies, and snickerdoodles, offering their unique, yet familiar flavor.
Gluten FreeBut you'd never know it to taste them! These cookies are kind to tummies that have a challenge with gluten, or for those of you who have been indulging in lots of gluten-ous treats this holiday season. Excessive wheat isn't good for any digestive system and can cause easily avoidable problems. These cookies feature protein rich almond flour that will cookie-fix you right up without causing digestive problems like bloating and indigestion that wheat flour can cause so easily.
Food for Your BrainThese yummy cookies feature several brain-foods: tahini, walnuts, and almonds all contain juicy fats that nourish your brain. How does that help you? The grounding effects of healthy fats calm the mind, and soothe your nerves. And lets face it: the holidays can be stressful! Here's a cookie that calms your emotions with it's rich sweetness and physiologically with nourishing, grounding, loving fats.
DigestionCookies aren't famous for their digestibility. High amounts of sugar combined with sticky gluten, chocolate, often peanuts, or cream can leave you feeling jittery, thoughts speeding, and even nauseous. Maple Cream Walnut Cookies, in exciting contrast, feature a high protein content and healthy fats of tahini, walnuts, almonds, and eggs and counterbalance the sweetness of sugar. Warming and aromatic, cinnamon and nutmeg help stimulate your digestive fire by increasing circulation to the stomach and clearing stagnation.
Maple Tahini Icing is a particularly welcome guest in the gut- earthy maple syrup has more nutrients and minerals than plain sugar. It's rich flavor is a delicious bonus to its health benefits.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Maple Cream Walnut Cookies Good for Me?
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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