My sweet friend Joy and her adorable intern Rowan spend the day at my home on Monday, and we experimented with a grain-free cookie recipe using cassava flour (I had never heard of it before, but it made delicious cookies). Joy and I hadn’t seen each other since well before Naomi was born, and it was just lovely catching up with my dear friend. She’s an inspiration and constant source of encouragement, and I love that she always takes the time to drive the hour-long trip from DC out to Loudoun County! Zoe loves her Aunt Joy (Joy’s known Zoe since she was only 4 weeks old) and I cannot wait for Naomi to get to know her auntie.
Grain-Free Cut Out Cookies (recipe from Real Food RN)
3/4 cup pastured butter, softened
1 cup coconut sugar
2 pastured eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups cassava flour
1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp water (if dough is dry)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixture. Mix the dough with your hands, if it is too dry then add some water. Roll out dough with your hands, if it is too dry then add some water. Roll out dough on a floured surface 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, one inch apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown on the edges.
We camped out in my kitchen for a few hours, ate lunch, mixed/styled/baked cookies for hours, chatted much, and just enjoyed each other’s company! I love the lighting in my kitchen on grey mornings, and I’m so thankful for friends to spend a grey morning with.
The recipe we made came from Real Food RN, but we adjusted the quantity, and I forgot to add water. So our cookies were a bit dry. BUT they were super tasty with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk (and I couldn’t stop eating them all day today….until they were all gone)!
Joy took these dreamy photos, I styled them and did the hand modeling, and sweet Rowan snapped some behind the scenes photos and helped with the babes.
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