So much can be done with a simple bag of freeze dried fruit. Trader Joe's sells tons of different fruit varieties for a very reasonable price! Naturally these freeze dried fruits taste great added to a bowl of cereal or just eaten as a snack. The fun comes when you throw this fruit into a coffee grinder and make a delicious powder that can be used in a ton of different ways. A few weeks ago I used them to make Strawberry Powdered Chocolate Chip Donuts. I have some fun fruity marshmallow recipes coming (and rice crispy treats!) in the next week also.
Today however, we are making cookies. Cookies with a big burst of raspberry flavor. Truth be told you don't HAVE to use freeze dried raspberries in this recipe.. another fruit would work as well.. like strawberries for example.
- 2 packed cups of blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup truvia baking blend (Xylitol, Erithritol and organic Cane Sugar work too!)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoon milk (dairy or nondairy)
- 1/2 cup freeze dried raspberries powdered (one 2 ounce bag) *see directions below.
- 3 Tablespoon butter dairy or nondairy (use 3 Tablespoon for slightly dryer cookies or 3 1/2 Tablespoon for more moist)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dairy or nondairy)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Grind the freeze dried raspberries in a coffee ginder until they become a fine powder.
- In large mixing bowl, mix the almond flour, truvia, baking powder, salt, milk, powdered raspberry, and butter until it forms a dough.
- Mix in chocolate chips and divide into 10 balls of dough.
- Lightly flatten cookies onto baking sheet and bake for 14-16 minutes.
The longer the cookies bake the more the pink color will fade.
Not all coffee grinders are created equally. I actually found that the inexpensive $15-20 ones work best!