Cinnamon Teddy Grahams

Serving Size: 55
Prep Time:
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It’s a homemade teddy cookie party, and the guest of honor are the cutest little bears your mouth has ever tasted.

Ingredients

  • 0.75 cup almond meal
  • 0.25 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp baking soda
  • 0.25 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp raw honey (use maple syrup for vegan)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add in the wet ingredients until a nice dough forms. At this point the dough should be moist, not sticky.
  2. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Line your counter with a piece of parchment paper and lightly sprinkle with almond meal to keep the dough from sticking. Use a mini teddy bear cookie cutter and place 2 small dough balls for the belly and nose. Press gently down and create belly button, nose and eyes with a toothpick.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned. Allow to cool on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack so they can crisp up.

Recipe notes:

You don’t have to go to the extreme of creating the bellies and noses. You can always just cut out the teddy bear shapes and call it a day. But then they would  be so sad and incomplete. More trouble on your end, sure, but come on! It’s Christmas!

If you are looking for a chocolate version (and nut-free), here is a Homemade Chocolate Teddy Graham recipe.

Want to keep the cinnamon flavor but still go nut-free? Use this gluten-free flour guide post for help to decide a great substitute. I also recommend my flour blend as a great substitute. Just keep in mind that the flours all have different liquid absorption so you might need to add a tablespoon or two of nondairy milk to create a nice dough. Do the recipe as is and see if you will need it in the end.

The coconut flour lends a very nice sweetness to the cookies however it also makes them a little softer. You can omit if you’d like to create a nice crunch. Use almond meal in place of.

To make vegan, use maple syrup instead of raw honey.

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