Sprouted Spelt Animal Cookies

As the mother of a toddler, I am constantly scouring the shelves of health food stores for an acceptable graham cracker.  Most of them contain white flour, refined sugar, hydrogenated oils or soy flour.  I finally decided to make my own.  You could use Rapadura sugar or Sucanat instead of the maple sugar, but I think maple sugar gives the cookies a better flavor.  You could also use butter instead of Coconut Ghee.  I just love baking with Coconut Ghee!  Whole grain flour can be hard on little tummies.  Sprouting the spelt helps to neutralize phytic acid and other anti-nutrients in the grain.  Sometimes I sprout my own spelt and dehydrate it.  Lately I have been getting sprouted spelt flour from JoshEWEa’s Garden.

Sprouted Spelt Animal Cookies

2 ½ cups sprouted spelt flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ cup Coconut Ghee from Green Pastures, melted

1/3 cup maple sugar

2 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons sorghum syrup

1/3 cup milk or coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350.  Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.  In another bowl, thoroughly mix the wet ingredients and sweeteners.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix to form a smooth dough.  Roll out the dough between sheets of parchment paper.  Cut with your favorite cookie cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for six to twelve minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.  Small cookies will bake very fast.Decorating Cookies for Easter

Ingredient Sources:

Coconut Ghee http://www.greenpasture.org/products/coconut-butter/1031

Sprouted Spelt Flour http://www.josheweasgarden.com/

Maple Sugar  http://www.coombsfamilyfarms.com/

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