Honey-Turmeric Cookies

I will be the first to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of turmeric.  I can handle a bit of this potent spice on meats such as chicken, but other than that I usually steer clear of turmeric simply because of it’s taste.  So why did I even try baking turmeric in a cookie you ask?  Simply put, turmeric has many health benefits and I wanted to challenge myself.  I wanted to create a treat with turmeric that I actually like; that has a great flavor, texture and still contains healthy ingredients.  And, well…I think I’ve done it!

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These Honey-Turmeric Cookies are crunchy, crumbly and sweet.  The honey balances the turmeric, cutting its bitter taste and naturally sweetening these delicious little cookies.  The turmeric gives these cookies a unique flavor (and color) that sets them apart from many other cookies I’ve tried.

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These Honey-Turmeric Cookies are also Paleo friendly and allergy free!  So basically, this is an anti-inflammatory cookie that you need to eat to improve your health, right?! 😉

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Honey-Turmeric Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup ground flax
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 Tbsp ground sunflower seed
  • 1/4 Cup + 3 Tbsp cassava flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric*
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 Cup avocado oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grind sunflower seed into a course flour.  (I use a coffee grinder)
  3. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in all wet ingredients, mix well.
  5. Scoop dough (1 Tbsp for each cookie) onto baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack.

Recipe makes 1 dozen cookies

*If turmeric really isn’t your thing, but you want to try these cookies, you can either omit the turmeric completely or try just adding 1/8 to 1/4 tsp of the spice.

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Like I said before, I am not a huge fan of turmeric’s potent flavor, but these are the best tasting non-chocolate cookies I’ve ever made.  I mean, can you really beat a cookie with chocolate in it? 😉

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What are your thoughts on turmeric?  Have you ever tried baking with turmeric?

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