Armenian Coffee, Cardamom and Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free)
These cookies are delightful and elegant. The mix of cardamom into sweet dishes is very common in the Mediterranean culture and gives a nice exotic touch. Cardamom should be probably be sprinkled a little on everything anyway with its highly notable health benefits in aiding digestion, detoxification and fighting inflammation. I love the addition of Armenian coffee, which has an impeccable, deep coffee flavor that blends incredibly well with the cardamom and accentuates the cacao. These cookies are also gluten-free which is nice since a good go to recipe for yummy gluten free cookies is always great to have whether you avoid gluten or not. I myself try to limit gluten as more and more studies show gluten to be harmful to stomach and brain health.
Yields 30 cookies
1 tsp Armenian/Turkish coffee
1 stick unsalted grass-fed butter, room temperature
1 cup hazelnut flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/2 tapioca starch
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate bits
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp orange zest
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, combine coffee, cinnamon, cacao powder, cardamom, salt, starch and flour.
In a bowl with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar for 3 minutes until creamy and pale.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
Line two baking sheet with parchment paper.
Form mixture into balls then press slightly to make a cookie and lay them on prepared baking sheet.
Transfer baking sheet to oven and bake for 15 minutes.