Gluten Free – Paleo, Date Filled Cookies

Gluten free date cookie

 

These delicious cookies are a true Middle Eastern treat called maamoul. Normally made with semolina flour and sometimes flour from wheat, I have replaced it with almond and coconut flours. These make great gluten free tea biscuits and last about a week in the fridge.

Ingredients for Dough:

  • 2 C almond flour
  • 1C coconut flour
  • 3/4 C arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. allspice, opt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, opt
  • 1 C butter, melted
  • 3/4 C honey

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 1 C pitted dates
  • 2 Tbs. Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions for Dough:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter and honey on low heat, then add to dry ingredients.
  3. Mix well, it will be a little sandy texture. Set aside.

Instructions for Filling:

In a food processor, put all filling ingredients and blend until a ball forms.

To assemble the cookie:

  • Use 1 part dough to 1/2 part filling.
  • You can shape it any way you like or even make thumbprint cookies.

Bake on 325 for about 15-20 minutes or until golden color.

Let cool before eating.

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