BY: Lively Staff

September 27, 2015

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (egg-free, paleo)

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For those with egg allergies, this chewy Chocolate Sandwich Cookie recipe is for you!  Rich, dark chocolate cookies are sandwiched with a light vanilla cream filling.  Our Beef Gelatin makes a great egg replacer in your cookie dough so they hold together well and have a delicious chewy texture.  Enjoy them at room temperature or chilled from the fridge or freezer for a satisfying faux ice cream sandwich!

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Yields: about 6 sandwich cookies

For the cookies:

¼ c. melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil

¼ c. maple syrup

1 tbsp. molasses

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. blanched almond flour

2 tsp. tapioca starch

3 tbsp. cacao powder

2 tsp. Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. sea salt

For the cream filling:

1 c. coconut milk

2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 ½ tsp. Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment or a silpat mat.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the melted butter, maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla extract together at medium low speed.  In a separate bowl, stir together the almond flour, tapioca starch, cacao powder, Beef Gelatin, baking soda, and sea salt.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and beat on medium speed until the dough comes together.  Drop cookie shapes a good distance apart (they spread out when baking) on the lined cookie sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the center sets up.

While the cookies are baking, prepare the cream filling by combining all the ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Whisk well over medium heat until the mix is warm (not boiling) and the gelatin has melted.  Pour it into a bowl and move it to the refrigerator until it has set up (about 1 hour).  Once chilled, beat with a mixer to smooth out the filling before spreading between the cookies.

Allow the cookies to cool fully before assembling.  Once sandwiched together, allow them to rest for 5-10 minutes so the cream filing can re-set and doesn’t ooze out when biting in.  They are also great enjoyed cold.
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