Last week at our Zeal dinner we were talking to several cleansers about cleansing with a family or significant others. Inevitability the topic of “vices” came up and we encouraged these cleansers to slowly start to uplevel some of their family member’s favorite foods.
Today we have a new, delicious 80:20 cookie recipe that you must try! These Ginger Spice Cookies are chewy and super simple to whip together.
If you’ve never used yacon powder, you can find it in most natural foods stores. Derived from a Central American root, yacon is a superfood that stabilizes blood sugar and is low on the glycemic index. It’s a great pantry staple and can be substituted for most dry sweeteners in baking.
Palm shortening is an incredible source of fat with a luxurious outcome in baking. When choosing palm shortening, look for brands that source from sustainable, ethically harvested palm plantations if possible.
Ready to spice things up in the kitchen? Try these yummy cookies and let your family know that they came from “that cleanse” you were doing! :) Then be sure to leave us a comment below and let us know how you like them.
With 80:20 sweet treat love,
Jo & Jules
Ginger Spice Cookies
Yield: About 15 cookies
- ½ cup palm shortening
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup yacon root powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cup finely ground almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine shortening, maple syrup, yacon, and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl combine almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix thoroughly. Scoop 1-inch balls onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes.