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Orange Medallion Cookies with Buttercream Filling

Orange Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies

Orange Medallion Cookies with Buttercream Filling

These cookies were inspired by my Chocolate Medallions. I do like chocolate, but I have to say these were ever more delicious. They are lighter and softer, and the orange zest lends a delicate orange flavor. If you are at a stage with GAPS where you cannot yet handle cocoa powder [affiliate link], these are very delicious and will hit the spot for a little something sweet (although be sure you tolerate coconut flour [affiliate link] well as it is quite fibrous). The Orange Medallions in the image above are filled with a GAPS Legal Butter Cream Frosting which contains honey [affiliate link], eggs [affiliate link], vanilla [affiliate link], butter and salt, although these cookies taste wonderful alone. The Butter Cream Frosting recipe can be found at Modern Alternative Mama. You will find a printable recipe for the Orange Medallions at the bottom of this post.

Orange Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, optional

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a mixer until well blended, a minute or two. Allow to sit for five minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb. Like the Chocolate Medallions, this cookie dough is very soft.

Drop by measured even tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Butter your fingers lightly and pat and tap the cookie into a round shape.

Bake for 8 minutes at 350°F.

Makes 24 small cookies.

Be sure to scrape the bowl with a spatula. I did and garnered two tablespoons of dough – two more cookies!

I tried plopping rather large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet, but it took 15 minutes for the cookie to be done. They were delicious and I couldn't stop myself from gobbling three of the four I'd baked. I saved one for my son to try. There was a problem, however. The larger amount of dough required a longer baking time, so long that the bottom of the cookie was very close to being burnt. Not quite, but almost. I decided to continue with my method for the Chocolate Medallions using the measured even tablespoons.

One more thing… I would have taken a photo with these cookies in towers, as I did with the Chocolate Medallions, but they were apparently a huge hit with my younger non-GAPS son who must have eaten a dozen by the time I got back in the kitchen to snap photos.

This post was shared at Fat Tuesday. This recipe was shared at GAPS Friendly Fridays #13 and oops, again on GAPS Friendly Fridays #17.

Orange Medallions - Ingredients

Cookies by the even tablespoon

Orange Medallion Cookie Dough

Cookie dough tapped and patted into a round shape

 

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Recipe: Orange Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies
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Serves: 24
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup room temperature butter
  • ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ vanilla bean, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly with a mixer until well blended, a minute or two.
  3. Allow to sit for five minutes so that the coconut flour can absorb. This cookie dough is very soft.
  4. Drop by measured even tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Butter your fingers lightly and pat and tap the cookie into a round shape.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes at 350°F.
  6. When done, they will lose their glossy look.
  7. If you press lightly on the cookie and it leaves an indent, put them in for another 2-3 minutes.
Notes
The Butter Cream Frosting filling shown in the first photo is GAPS legal and the recipe can be found at Modern Alternative Mama's here: http://www.modernalternativemama.com/?p=8061 Nutritional information does not include the Butter Cream Frosting.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 74 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 7 Protein: 1

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If you love recipes like this, I have two cookbooks you really need to check out ASAP! Naturally Sweetened Treats for gluten-free dessert needs and Mastering the Art of Baking With Coconut Flour.

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