Buckwheat cookies are an amazing alternative for those with gluten intolerance. Made with healthy and hearty wholesome ingredients such as medjool dates, coconut, and my favourite – hazelnuts!
Hazelnuts can be substituted in this recipe, but these go nicely with the buckwheat and chocolate. These are so tasty you won’t miss a thing, my 7 year old loves them and we’ve made them many times.
I hope you’ll try them out and if you do, please share them with me using my hashtag #hautesucre, I would love to see them. Make these for your next cookie exchange or holiday brunch, they’re sure to become your new holiday favourite, get the recipe below.
Buckwheat Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies (gluten free) Recipe
8 Medjool Dates
2/3 cups hazelnuts
2/3 cups maple sugar (or raw turbinado sugar)
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of ground cinnamon
1 large free range organic egg
2 tblsp almond milk (or other dairy/non dairy liquid)
1 cup Buckwheat flour
1/3 cup coconut manna (dried coconut)
1/4 cup cacao nibs
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground Vanilla bean
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
1 cup dairy free chocolate Cacao nibs
Fleur de sel
1. In a high speed blender or food processor, pulse the hazelnuts and dates until broken down. You should still see chopped pieces of nuts – you don’t want hazelnut flour.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture comes together. Do not over process.
3. Transfer the batter to a small bowl and work it with your hands for a few minutes, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.
4. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
7. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and scoop out the mixture into mid size balls.
8. Gently roll and flatten them slightly so that they bake evenly.
9. Bake for 12 minutes. Let them rest for 2 min and transfer to a rack to completely cool.
10. Melt 1 cup of chocolate into a small heatproof bowl and set aside.
11. When the cookies have cooled, dip each half cookie into the bowl of melted chocolate, shaking off the excess and laying it flat onto the parchment sheet to dry. Repeat with remaining chocolate.
12. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with raw cacao nibs and fleur de sel. Let the chocolate harden until set.