Healthy Paleo Mexican Wedding Cookies // Recipe

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We’re so spoiled when our friends Josh and Rafi come to visit. I mean, so spoiled… and we love it!

Not only do they arrive with overflowing bags of healthy foods and organic fruits and veggies to share, they also cook so many amazingly yummy dishes for us that we’ve established traditions of what we eat when they’re here. It’s a constant stream of good food and fun!

Remember their Poached Eggs Breakfast they made for us on a visit earlier this year? Ridiculous goodness!

I got them hooked on my Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding, which they made EVEN BETTER by adding a few smashed bananas to the mix prior to chilling {which made SUCH A DIFFERENCE!} I shared my easy and delish Black Bean Brownies with them this time and they shared these incredible bite sized Mexican Wedding Cookies with us, which are not only delicious, but are sugar, gluten, & dairy free.

We LOVED them and ate this entire batch up by the afternoon. The hand you see in the photo below is the husband’s and if he likes them, you know they’re good. Seriously. So good. And so healthy!!!

So I thought I’d share with you their modified cookie recipe based on Elana’s Pantry Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cookies recipe

Here’s What You’ll Need…

1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
⅛ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
⅛ teaspoon Arrowroot starch
2 tablespoons palm shortening (we use the sustainably harvested Spectrum organic)
2 tablespoons Erythritol (corn derived natural sugar alcohol / sweetener)
1/2 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Toppings…
½ cup powdered coconut sugar or powdered Erythritol (you make this by putting the coconut sugar or Erythritol crystals in a coffee or spice grinder and grind into a fine powder)

Steps…

In a food processor combine almond flour, salt, arrowroot starch and Erythritol // Pulse in shortening, honey and vanilla // Mix in pecans by hand

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Using a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop {or tsp measuring spoons}, scoop cookie dough out in scant tablespoons // Use your hands to form cookies into balls, pressing very firmly so that they don’t fall apart {two sets of hands speeds up the process!}

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Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes // Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes

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Dip and roll cookies into powdered coconut sugars {one or the other} until they’re lightly covered all the way around.

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And… Enjoy!

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Healthy Paleo Mexican Wedding Cookies

Cheers to Happy & Healthy Cooking!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

4 Comments

  • miss faruk

    July 15, 2014 |

    I’m mexican and I’ve never seen these…but they look delicious!!! ♥

    • Maegan Tintari

      July 15, 2014 |

      Really? I’m not exactly sure what makes them “Mexican” or where they came from originally {maybe I should research?} but they are delicious!! You should try them 😉

  • Always So Sweet

    July 16, 2014 |

    Thank you! I’ll try making them this weekend!

  • Pep

    July 17, 2014 |

    they’re solo good