Horseshoe Cookies

  • Cook Time: 45min
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 16 oz ( 1 lb.) almond paste
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 3/4 cup of raw sugar or powdered sugar
  • pinch of sea salt
  • chia gel ( 1 Tbls ground chia seeds mixed with 3-4 tbls of filtered water)
  • 1 Tablespoon of almond extract
  • 2-3 cups of sliced almonds (your preference on how coated you want them to be. I coat mine well)
  • 1/3 cup of melted cacao butter ( may sub coconut oil)
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup, agave or other liquid sweetener
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  4. Grind up 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds in a grinder or a high speed blender. Pour into a bowl and mix it with 3-4 Tbls of filtered water, let sit so that it may gel.
  5. . ln the bowl of a standing mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the almond paste, sugar, almond flour, almond extract, and chia gel until combined. Dough will be soft and sticky. If the dough is too sticky, add in more almond flour as needed. (you may mix by hand or with a hand mixer as well.)
  6. Place sliced almonds on a dinner plate or in a casserole dish and crush up some of them with your hands.
  7. Place 1.5 inch balls of the dough onto the plate a couple at a time and roll them out into a cylinder into the almonds. Shape into horseshoes and place on the prepared baking sheets. (This is much easier if you have wet, or damp hands.)
  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to baking
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they are starting to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the pans for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
  10. While cookies are cooling, melt cacao or coconut oil and whisk in the cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder and sweetener of choice. Whisk until smooth and shiny.
  11. Dip the ends of the horseshoes into the chocolate and the bottom of the cookies as well, if you wish. Place on parchment paper and allow the chocolate to harden. You can place them in the fridge if you live in a warmer climate, or if you are impatient.
  12. Cookies will remain fresh for about a week in an airtight container, but they probably won’t last that long!
  13. Enjoy