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Cocobutter Clove Cookies

The bitter burst of winter clove is tamed into a bursting warmth of earth flavor in these coconut butter, pumpkin and clove cookies. 

I entered a cookie swap this year as a way to insert this little blog into the world. It is growing up and I think it is time for a coming out shindig with clove dresses and cookie hair pieces. There would be top hats with an extra brim in the form of a bowl that you could go around with while party people snatched up cookies at their mouth’s desire. 

You might think in your sprog that a little low carb and paleo human could not be part of a cookie swap, but it worked out super well. I was sent delicious almond cookies, ginger snap cookies, and some other cookies that accidentally fell to the ground after my roomies dogs figured out how to knock them from the table. 

Cocobutter Pumpkin Cookies

I can’t wait for the day where food has no labels but for being food. I can add so many diet labels to these when in reality all they are is coconut butter and pumpkin sweetly molded together with a burst of clove. So simple and yet so bold.

When only going for the qualitiest of ingredients one must learn how to be simple with recipes.

Even adding salt can flow out the pennies from your wallet, but when every ingredient is delicious you also get the best flavors. There is no compensation or need to hide any ingredient. Instead you can feature the ingredients and let them burst into yours and your guest’s mouths.

Coconut butter is a newer trend and is still costing a pretty penny to purchase, but making your own is super easy if you have time and a food processor or blender. You could also use a nut butter for these if you don’t feel like venturing into the delicious land of the coconut. Coconut lends a delicious level of sweet that is so natural you’ll want to turn into a cavewoman. There is no point to adding sweetener when you have the coconut. If you’re scared to venture out then you can go ahead and add the coconut sugar or honey, but I suggest trying them without it and sprinkling some on top if you change your mind. That way you get to try them without the sweetener but can still safely add some if you change your mind.

These cookies are also low carb, vegan, egg free, vegetarian, paleo, AIP friendly, Paleo friendly, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, nut free, and fodmap friendly. Serve these up at any party without fear, just don’t forget the brimming cookie top hats. 

 

Yield: 2 Dozen Cookies

Ingredients:

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1 Cup Coconut Butter (DIY)

1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree (DIY)

2 Teaspoons Cloves, Crushed into Tiny Bits (or pre-ground cloves)

Whole Cloves (1-2 per Cookie)

2 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar or Honey (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees for a slow bake or 350 for a quickie.
  2. Beat, or use a fork, to combine the cocobutter and pumpkin.
  3. Crush fresh cloves in a mortar and pestle into coarsely ground.
  4. Beat together the cloves and coconut sugar with the cocobutter and pumpkin.
  5. Lay the cookies out on a sheet. Since there are no lifters the size you make the cookies is the size they will turn out.
  6. Bake at 200 for 45-50  minutes or 350 for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Mouthgasm.

 

Visual Tutorial

  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. Beat the pumpkin puree and cocobutter together.
  3. Crush the cloves up:

Crushing Cloves

4. Combine all ingredients and then lay the cookies out onto a baking sheet:

Cookies on pan MLM

5. Press one or a couple of cloves into each cookie:

Cloved Cookie Sheet.jpg

 

 

 

Cocobutter Clove Cookies

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Primal/Keto/Human Friendly Goat Cheese Party Platter

A tiny fear in paleo land we all must deal with is our friends.

When first admitting that you’re into caveman style eating and no longer consume bread, rice, or processed things people tend to mindblow. They will also presume you judge them for every mouth moment they take that you can’t. My friends won’t even eat fast food around me without getting anxious. I’ve finally lost the feeling that they’re dying and I should burn it but it did take a year. Before now I probably did cast some judging looks. Sorry loves I just feel paleo/keto food is better 😉

Take it to the next step and also be in keto land. Now there also is a denial of potatoes, sugar and any carb laden riches of the world.

So what do you do when everyone is going to be eating together? The glorious mouthgasm moments of a dinner party. Or a party at all. You need food that you and others will enjoy but without cheating.

Do not fret my loves. Most people actually enjoy the foods of keto and paleo naturally. They are what your body is meant to desire. I don’t have any cravings for the foods not allowed anymore, and love the foods that enter me.

We can have bacon wrapped onion rings, creamed spinach, kale soaked in bacon grease with goat cheese inside, and even doughnuts, mug cakes and brownies if we so choose. We just ignore foods that hold amazing foods. Bread is just used for holding and we have lettuce wraps as well as bread substitutes to hold our meats and veggies. Rice is also flavorless unless you add spices and we have cauliflower rice. Most of the foods we lose were only delicious when flavor was added. Now we use foods that are delicious despite flavor addings.

For example: goat cheese platters.

Platter One

I purchased goat cheese with the skin on it due to excitement in using it for the beef tongue casserole. Turns out this was more of a goat cheese you slice than the creamy love my mouth knows. It looks beautiful in platter form though and my favored form was quickly acquired and goes so well with cherries or atop a fried egg.

Directions:

For this platter you cut the cheese into slices and poke food in. I put Brussels’ leaves, rosemary sprigs, cinnamon and Brazilian butter in random moments. I even added kale sprouts.

I personally tried all of them and concluded kale sprouts do not go well. Neither does dried rosemary. Fresh should be delightful though.

I crisped up the Brussels leaves to see how that would mouthgasm. Crisped is even better than raw.

Crisping

Go ahead and finish arranging the cheese and veggies/spices. Then realize you’ve lost the light for picture taking.

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Put the tray in the fridge until the lighting returns.

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Take pictures again the next day.

Final

Realize the fridge was an excellent idea because the skin peels right off.

Peeling

Brussels’ leaves and a raw Brazilian nut is the best combination. Just do half a tray of that and half a tray of a dollop of nut butter with cinnamon and a berry. Beautiful and you will be bringing both a savory and dessert flair to the party.

Disclaimer: Unless you find humanely raised goat cheese dairy is not paleo. Here is a great article on it.

Notes on tried flavors:

1 Nut, 1 brussels leaf

Texture was great but only the cheese came through

Recommend two more leaves

3 rosemary leaves and one blueberry

divine, just enough burst and both flavors come though

3 brussels leave, 5 rosemary sprigs

way too much rosemary, 2-3 would be better

Fresh would be even more better

1 blueberry 2 sprigs rosemary and dollop of brazil butter

Really satisfying

Flavors don’t all come through

Raspberry might be better

Half an entire brussel iwht dollop of nut butter

Fuck yes. Texture molds well together

Creamy nut butter first, then brussels crunch and ends with that creamy cheese

2 brussels leave, cinnamon nut butter

No just..don’t do that one.

3 brussels cast iron cripsed chips, one raw brazil nut, salt

Perfect. Just enough crunch and the flavors do not take away from each other in any way. You get to taste each flavor through entire consumption yet they play with each other for random taste moments

nut butter and blueberry

Very nice. Very quick moment but satisfying

Kale sprout, rosemary, nut butter

No

toomuch

Do not use kale sprouts