Cinnamon on sweet potatoes, cinnamon in coffee cake, cinnamon with coffee. I love cinnamon. Cookies rolled in cinnamon is especially good. (Don't forget about cinnamon in pie, or cinnamon ice cream, either).
But one week my love for cinnamon came crashing down on my. It was the week I realized that neither of my parents like cinnamon.
It started at my Mom's house. When I found the cinnamon jar empty, I asked her if we had anymore. She mentioned something about being surprised we were out, she didn't like cinnamon at all and would never use it. I'm not sure which put more of a rut in my baking plans: finding out we didn't have cinnamon, or finding out I might need to just skip it all together. After all of these years, how could I not know that my own mother didn't like cinnamon?! I had been putting it in next to everything.
It was only a few days later I was to find out my dad agreed with her. After the missing cinnamon debacle, I tried to make the same exact recipe a week later at my dad's house. You can probably guess what happens next. He was out of cinnamon as well! I asked him the same thing: "Do we have any more?" and he respond in almost an identical way: "That's weird that we're out, I hate cinnamon." My eyes just about popped out of their sockets. Hate cinnamon?
I hadn't realized anyone had a problem with cinnamon until that moment in my mom's kitchen, and now you're telling me both of my parents are holding a grudge against the stuff?!
For the record, I replenished both cinnamon supplies, kept baking with cinnamon, and they both continued to eat my baked treats happily. I guess their cinnamon hate only went so far.
Serves: 15 | Total Time:
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/3 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk together the honey and coconut oil in a medium mixing bowl. Add the vanilla, and whisk to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to remove any clumps, and then add the the honey mixture. Use a spatula to stir until a stiff, even dough forms.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Stir. To make the cookies, roll 1 tablespoon of dough between your palms. Then roll dough ball in the cinnamon mixture. Place ball on a cookie sheet lined with parchment (or a sil-pat), and flatten with the bottom of a glass or the heel of your hand to 1/4 inch thickness. Repeat until all of the dough is used. Arrange cookies at least 1/4 inch apart on the cookie sheet.
- Place cookie sheet in center wrack of oven and bake for 10-14 minutes, until golden. Cookies will feel soft when first removed from the oven: allow them to cool at least 15 minutes before moving them to a serving plate or storage container.