Hemp Seed Cookies (Gluten-Free)
This dough is vegan and wheat free, but most decidedly not sugar-free.
Wheat-Free Vegan Dough for Cookies or Tart Shells
2 cups (12 ounces) raw almonds
4 ounces hemp seeds
2 tablesppons golden flax seeds (or regular flax seeds)
¼ cup chickpea flour
1 cup sugar (These were quite sweet. Less sugar would probably be just fine)
½ cup coconut oil
Grind the almonds to a fine meal in a processor or grinder. You will have about 2 ½ cups of almond flour. Toast the hemp seeds to a light golden color and grind them to a fine meal. Grind the flax seeds (or you can buy ground flax meal to start with). Combine the ground nuts and seeds with the chickpea flour in a processor with the sugar and coconut oil, or mix by hand to form a cohesive dough. Chill the dough for an hour or so. This makes a delicious sable-type pastry. It will not hold together quite well enough for homentashn, but you can make wonderful thumbprint cookies (prune filling will be a nice match) or tart shells.