Cacao Nib Vanilla  Easter Cookies

Cacao Nib Vanilla Easter Cookies

1 ½ cups gluten free all purpose flour I use ‘Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Baking 1:1 Flour’
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup coconut oil softened at room temperature
¾ cup coconut sugar
1 large egg room temperature or 1 spoon of chia in 2 spoon of water
2 vanilla beans halved lengthways and seeds removed*
2 tablespoon vanilla bean extract
¼ cup cacao nibs plus extra for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Line a baking tray with parchment paper, set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add softened coconut oil and using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, lightly whisk oil for a few seconds to break it down. Add coconut sugar and beat until well combined and fluffy. NOTE: Add a splash of milk if your oil and sugar isn’t mixing together.
Add egg or the mix of water and chia seed, vanilla bean seeds and vanilla extract (or just vanilla extract if not using vanilla bean). Beat until light, fluffy and smooth.
Gradually add in flour mixture, beating well until it begins to form a soft dough.
Slowly beat through cacao nibs.
Form into a soft dough, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove from refrigerator and form into balls/cookies. Approx. 2 tablespoons worth each. Place onto prepared tray, pressing down on them slightly, you don’t want them as a complete ball so press them down halfway. Leaving 2 inches between each cookie as they do spread.
Sprinkle each cookie with a few cacao nibs and slightly press them into the cookies.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
Remove and cool on tray for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve and Enjoy!
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