Dairy-free chocolate & nut cookies

Chocolate and nut dairy free cookies

Makes 20

  • 150 g pecan nuts

  • 150 g hazelnuts

  • 400 g icing sugar

  • 100 g cocoa powder

  • 1/2 a teaspoon fine salt

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste

  • 4 large free-range eggs

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/325ºF/gas 3. Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper.



Toast the nuts in a large frying pan over a medium heat for a few minutes, or until golden. Leave to cool, then roughly chop.



Sieve the icing sugar, cocoa powder and salt into a large bowl, then add the chopped nuts and vanilla paste. In another bowl, separate the egg whites (save the yolks for another day), then whisk for 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the dry mixture until combined.



Scoop ½ a tablespoon of the mixture onto one of the prepared trays, then repeat with the remaining mixture, making sure you leave a rough 4cm gap between each spoonful (you may need to do this in batches if your trays aren't big enough).



Place in the hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp on the outside, but still slightly gooey in the middle. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.



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Nutritional Information

Dairy-free chocolate & nut cookies

Crunchy, gooey and incredibly chocolaty

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Method

Preheat the oven to 160ºC/325ºF/gas 3. Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Toast the nuts in a large frying pan over a medium heat for a few minutes, or until golden. Leave to cool, then roughly chop.

Sieve the icing sugar, cocoa powder and salt into a large bowl, then add the chopped nuts and vanilla paste. In another bowl, separate the egg whites (save the yolks for another day), then whisk for 3 to 5 minutes, or until soft peaks form. Fold the egg whites into the dry mixture until combined.

Scoop ½ a tablespoon of the mixture onto one of the prepared trays, then repeat with the remaining mixture, making sure you leave a rough 4cm gap between each spoonful (you may need to do this in batches if your trays aren't big enough).

Place in the hot oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crisp on the outside, but still slightly gooey in the middle. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 205
    10%
  • Carbs 22.5g
    9%
  • Sugar 21.4g 24%
  • Fat 11.9g 17%
  • Saturates 1.6g 8%
  • Protein 3.5g 8%
Of an adult's reference intake

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Marine Stewardship Council
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  • 150 g pecan nuts

  • 150 g hazelnuts

  • 400 g icing sugar

  • 100 g cocoa powder

  • 1/2 a teaspoon fine salt

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste

  • 4 large free-range eggs