All posts tagged: coconom

Ginger + (very) Dark Chocolate Coconut Sugar Cookies

For me, there’s something really bloody sophisticated about a bake that’s not quite as sweet as one might ordinarily expect. A lack of intense sweetness teamed up with impressively dark chocolate (I used Lindt 90% cocoa solids) and a subtle hit of ginger makes this recipe my most sophisticated yet. This is dinner party/posh coffee morning stuff, you guys.  Sophistication isn’t the only reason this recipe is somewhat out of character for me, this is also the first time I’ve ever used coconut sugar. Before I begin telling you how I found it, I want to make it clear that I’m not pitching this to you as a healthy thing. Sugar is sugar is sugar, these biscuits are a treat, not a healthy snack, even though they’re free from “refined sugar” and dairy. This was about fun/experimentation, not hype-healthifying! The texture of coconut sugar (or perhaps just the brand I used) is almost halfway between demerara and soft dark brown, as is its appearance. I’d love to tell you what it tastes like straight but …