By Fredrica Syren:
These cookies are actually lifesavers. Yes, I said lifesavers. They kept me from going crazy after a crazy day. My day started at 4 a.m. with one little guy having a bad dream. I’d been struggling already because I’m fighting a cold, so in an attempt to get some more sleep, I simply hopped into bed with him, hoping that would calm him down. It worked. However, at 5:30 a.m., his baby brother thought it was rise and shine time, and woke up his siblings. UGH!!! As a result, the kids have been less than charming all day. So I did what I always do when I’m stressed. I baked. You see, these cookies were the sugar I needed to stay awake, the comfort I needed because I felt sorry for myself, and the perfect bribe to get my kids to help me clean up.
So please enjoy my lifesaver cookies☺
- 100 g. butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup white spelt flour
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 vanilla bean, split open and seeds used
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1//4 cup chopped hazelnuts
Preheat oven to F350. Whip butter, sugar and maple syrup until white and fluffy. Add cocoa powder flour and blend well. Add chia seeds, vanilla seeds and baking soda, and mix. Use wet hands to roll small balls and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle chopped nuts over and lightly press nuts in on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes. They will be a little soft in the middle but will stiffen as they cool.