Dark Chocolate Orange Holiday Button Cookies
Nothing beats tiny bite-sized cookies that you can pop right into your mouth! I also love the taste of orange and chocolate married together. There is something very nostalgic and Christmas-y about those two flavors. I wanted to create a grain-free and refined sugar-free crumbly small cookie, perfect for packaging up and giving out at Christmas time (or keep them for yourself and avoid all the grain and rancid oil-filled cookies).
I love to bake, and I love to challenge myself when it comes to baking, so I made these without referring to any recipes. My kiddos loved them, as did I! They were not too sweet and the right amount of chocolate. They are going on a platter this Christmas. Santa might appreciate these too!
Ingredients for Cookies:
1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil or ghee (not melted)
juice of 1 orange
1 tsp bourbon vanilla
1/4 cup of maple syrup or raw honey
1/4 tsp baking soda
Ingredients for Chocolate Drizzle:
4 oz of darkest chocolate you can find (green and blacks 85% dark works great)
2 TBS raw honey
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
Directions for Cookies:
*oven to 350 degrees*
1. In a standing mixer with the cookie paddle, mix the coconut oil or ghee with the eggs, juice of (1) orange, 1 tsp bourbon vanilla, and the maple syrup or honey.
2. Slowly add in (while the mixer is on low) coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda. The mixture will form into cookie dough.
3. line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and roll dough into 1/2 tsp sized balls.
4. Press each ball into a flat little “button.”
5. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
Directions for Chocolate Drizzle:
Place dark chocolate, coconut oil, maple syrup or raw honey, bourbon vanilla, and orange zest into a small pan and heat over low heat until melted.
Drizzle the chocolate over the cookies. You can also cover each cookie entirely in chocolate, if that is your preference.