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Wholefood Simply Tiny Teds

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Tiny Teddies

We call these Tiny Teds, no one is yet comment, at least not to me, that they are in fact shaped like hearts, not teddies, not even remotely close to teddies. My kids have never had the real deal and although they are oblivious to this there were times when I felt we were surround by miniature chocolate bears, perhaps even moments when I fleeting wandered if I was depriving them; was my two year old missing out by not having this seemingly essential little pack in his snack box? I worry no more. Our recipe is the perfect substitute and great for school events and parties as they cater to many allergies. Our Tiny Teds are free from nuts, eggs, dairy, gluten, grains and refined sugar. I hope you enjoy them, be sure to let me know.

I best get hunting for a tiny teddy cookie cutter!

Wholefood Simply Tiny Teds

1 cup coconut flour*

2 rounded tablespoons honey

2 rounded tablespoons coconut oil or 50 grams of finely chopped butter**

1/2 teaspoon concentrated natural vanilla extract

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa (optional)

Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit

You can combine the ingredients in your blender or food processor, this is the approach I take when I make them with butter, however when I use coconut oil I follow the second method outlined below.

If you are using your blender or food processor pulse the mixture at medium to high speed until the mixture is roughly combined and starting to stick together, use your hands to form a nice soft ball of dough. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and place in the fridge for 5 – 15 minutes. Roll the mixture out between two sheets of baking paper, cut into desired shapes and bake for 5 – 8 minutes, allow to cool completely before touching.

If you are using coconut oil you can do it in a bowl and this would be my preferred method when using coconut oil.

Put the flour and cacao or cocoa into a bowl. Add the honey, oil and vanilla, mix with a spoon to roughly combine and then start working it with your hands. Once it is holding together and you have a nice dough – this might take a bit of kneading with your hands, shape the mixture into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap or put into a container and place it in the fridge for 5 – 10 minutes. Remove dough, roll it out between two pieces of baking paper, cut into shapes. Cook for 5 – 8 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!

*You can also use 1/2 a cup of coconut flour and 1/2 a cup of almond meal or arrowroot flour, many people have written in to say they used 1/2 a cup of LSA with success.

**The coconut oil that I use is relatively solid and when using butter I take the block straight from the fridge.

The coconut flour does have a unique texture that may not appeal to everyone.

This recipe has had a vey mixed response, I would say it is the most controversial of all of our recipes. If this is your first time at Wholefood Simply I don’t know that this is the best place to start. It seems some people are having trouble getting the mixture to come together, I personally have never had this problem and cannot quite figure out what is going on. I have amended the recipe in an attempt to make it as clear as possible. If your mixture is crumbly even after kneading it with your hands then I suggest adding a little more coconut oil or butter. The recipe has worked for many and we have made it countless times, I hope it works well for you.

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Amanda Friend November 11, 2013 - 2:28 pm

*squeal* so can’t wait to try these !!!! Thank you!!!

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 5:46 pm

I hope you like them. x

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Nadine November 11, 2013 - 3:30 pm

I can’t wait to make these!! These will be perfect for my daughter to take to kindy next year. I love how you just put all the ingredients into a blender/food processor-so easy!!
Do you buy your arrowroot flour in bulk? If so, where from? I’ve only seen it in a small container in Coles.

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:22 am

Hi Nadine, thank you. I have only purchased the flour in the small container from the supermarket sorry. I hope you like them. Bianca

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Hannah Rodgers November 12, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Arrowroot four is the same as Tapioca, and I find it in all sorts of places. The grain & bean stall at the farmers market, the local indian takeaway/supermarket, and also online (I use Bulk Whole Foods).
http://www.bulkwholefoods.com.au/tapioca-flour-1kg/

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Jessie November 11, 2013 - 5:48 pm

I’ll squeal right alongside Amanda there! These sound DEEE-VINE! And I have a little person cutter too. 😀 Perfect and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! :D:D:D

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Gemma November 11, 2013 - 6:01 pm

These look yummy! Do you think you could make them chocolatey by adding some cacao in?

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Lucy November 11, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Hi Gemma great minds must think alike because there is cacao/cocoa in the recipe.

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Lisa November 12, 2013 - 1:14 am

There’s an option for choc at the bottom of the recipe.
I think it might be nice to sub with mixed spice for Christmas or ground ginger.
Add cacao nibs for a choc chip version.
Oh so many options; if only I had arrowroot flour…
Can I sub that with something else or will it ruin the texture?

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 10:13 am

Hi Lisa, thank you, all those variations will be divine!! You could try almond meal? Be sure to let me know how you go. Many thanks, Bianca

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Hannah Rodgers November 12, 2013 - 2:10 pm

Arrowroot flour is the same as tapioca flour and it’s one of the cheapest things to buy. I’ve found it at my local markets (grain/bean stall), indian takeaway/supermarket, health food stall, and also online.
http://www.bulkwholefoods.com.au/tapioca-flour-1kg/

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Delvene November 11, 2013 - 7:38 pm

I have so many different kinds of flour in my pantry, but not coconut flour. I have a thermomix, do you think I could whiz up some coconut to get coconut flour? Otherwise, do you have any idea what flour I could substitute? Thankyou!

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:25 am

Hi Delvene, could you possibly order some online? You could try using another flour but I have not tested this out myself. Many thanks, Bianca

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Jessie November 20, 2013 - 5:10 pm

I too have a Thermy and from experience if you make the Thermy coconut cream mix, dry out/dehydrate the leftover coconut meat and then whizz it up you will have coconut flour. If you try to whizz up desiccated coconut you will end up with coconut butter which is lovely but not the same thing. 🙂 Desiccated coconut still contains too much oil to become a flour. 🙂

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Raels November 21, 2013 - 10:39 pm

I use my thermomix to make coconut flour

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Jess November 11, 2013 - 7:48 pm

These look awesome! My Daughter will love them! Where do you buy your coconut flour from? I looked around for it today and couldn’t find any!

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:26 am

Hi Jess, I buy mine from a nearby food co-op, however I have had a few people write and say that some coles stores were starting to stock it. I hope this helps, Bianca

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Nadine November 12, 2013 - 11:45 am

I saw coconut flour at Coles yesterday. You can also buy it at Mrs Flannerys. And if you have a high speed blender, you can ‘mill’ your own using coconut shreds.

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Hannah Rodgers November 12, 2013 - 2:11 pm

I buy mine from Bulk Whole Foods. It’s really cheap! You can also get arrowroot/tapioca cheap here too.
http://www.bulkwholefoods.com.au/coconut-flour-organic-500g/

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Kelly Marks December 12, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Thanks for the link to bulk foods, living in the country, it is a little hard to find the ingredients. 🙂

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Jess November 17, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Thanks ladies!! I made these and they worked a treat! I used regular white flour as i couldn’t find coconut flour.I had to use water to help bind mine together and found I had to get my hands in there and push it together to form a ball!

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Jessie Reid November 11, 2013 - 7:52 pm

These look like a great lunch box idea, I wonder if I could use a biscuit press instead of rolling and cutting?

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:26 am

Maybe, I have never used a biscuit press so I am not much help with that one sorry.

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Chantelle November 11, 2013 - 8:15 pm

Is there anything else that can be used instead of arrowroot flour?

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:26 am

You could try almond meal?

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Bianca November 11, 2013 - 8:27 pm

You can do no wrong! Can’t wait to try!!!

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sheridan November 11, 2013 - 8:33 pm

cant wait to try these! Does the raw mixture freeze alright? I would love to always have a roll on hand in the freezer!

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:27 am

Hi Sheridan, I have frozen the cookies but I have not tried freezing the mixture sorry. Let me know how you go with it. Many thanks, Bianca

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carla November 11, 2013 - 10:04 pm

My 5yo daughter is always asking to make cookies that require a cookie cutter, but I keep putting her off “maybe another day” because of the ingredients. Can’t wait to try these!

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Johanna November 11, 2013 - 10:46 pm

If I don’t have tapioca can I double the coconut flour?

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 11:28 am

You could try almond meal? I haven’t tried it but suspect it will work out ok. Doubling the coconut flour might turn out a bit dry, try it if you want too. Many thanks, Bianca

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 5:47 pm

I have since tried it with 1 cup of coconut flour and I prefer it! I have since amended the recipe to reflect this, I hope you like them. Bianca

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Tania November 11, 2013 - 11:27 pm

This recipe look great, I can’t wait to try it out. Do you think I could use spelt flour instead of the arrowroot? Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Yes I think this will work.

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Jane November 12, 2013 - 1:52 am

These sound quite tasty! Any chance you have the nutritional info?

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 10:12 am

I don’t sorry Jane, I hope you like them. Bianca

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Hannah Rodgers November 12, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Just made these and are so impressed! The dough had the consistency of a white wheat flour + butter biscuit dough! Thanks so much.

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Sam November 12, 2013 - 2:59 pm

Hi Bianca, I just tried to make these but the mixture was really dry, I followed all your ingredients and directions exactly but couldn’t get it to hold together? Add more oil?? I added an extra tablespoon but still not a dough? Help! I was so looking forward to these. 🙂 Love and appreciate all your hard work and effort. Sam x

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Hi Sam, I am sorry they have not worked. Did you use solid or liquid coconut oil? I hope we can figure out what has happened. Thanks, Bianca

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Thank you so much Hannah, I am rapt that they have turned out well for you. I really appreciate to taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

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Jodi Woodford November 12, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Hello, I haven’t used coconut flour before and I was wondering if you can taste the coconut?
Thanks, Jodi

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bianca November 15, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Hi Jodi, I personally do not think coconut flour has a strong coconut taste. I hope this helps. Bianca

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Jem November 12, 2013 - 6:26 pm

I am not sure if it is my processor or what but this did not work for me. After a lot of processing, the mixture would not come together and although could be pressed into a ball, even after freezing just crumbled. No way could I have rolled it out. So, i reprocessed adding further coconut oil. No joy still, same deal. It was the texture of breadcrumbs, and felt like it needed something to make it all come together. So I gave up on tiny teds, went ‘off recipe’ and added water to make a wetter biscuit dough that I rolled into small balls, pressed with a fork and baked. I expected chewy bikkies from this, and that is exactly what I got. No problems with taste- and my son still loves them, but I would love to know what went wrong and to get the crunchy version working if anyone can offer any tips. I used the entire recipe as written, no substitutions. Maybe I just didnt process long enough despite feeling like it was a lot and the mixture did not appear to be changing….?

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Jem November 12, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Oops I lied, I used Rice malt syrup not honey. But this is usually a fine substitute.

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Hi Jem, I am so sorry they haven’t worked for you. Did you use solid or liquid coconut oil??? I want to figure out what has happened. Thanks! Bianca

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Jem November 12, 2013 - 7:19 pm

It was solid oil. (Side note, I was wondering about using butter instead?)

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 5:49 pm

I have since tried them with butter and made them in my blender, they turned out great. I have added this option into the recipe. I hope they work for you. Thanks, Bianca

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Nadine November 13, 2013 - 12:05 am

Should the oil be solid or liquid. I used liquid and my mixture was too dry.

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bianca November 13, 2013 - 7:33 am

Hi Nadine, the coconut oil I use is relatively solid, I have now added this into the recipe / method. I am sorry they haven’t worked for you. I have you have better luck if you choose to try them again. Many thanks, Bianca

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Nadine November 13, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Thanks, Bianca!! My coconut oil is in the fridge. I’ll let you know how I go.

mylittlemod November 12, 2013 - 6:33 pm

As requested here are my ‘Tiny Teds’ – thanks for another great recipe 😉

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bianca November 12, 2013 - 6:58 pm

I love it!!! Thank you so much!!! xxx

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Nadine November 12, 2013 - 11:59 pm

I tried this today, but my mixture was super dry and wouldn’t hold together. I used melted coconut oil. Just wondering if it was my processor. Yours turned out perfectly, so I was wondering, what type of food processor did you use? Or did you use a blender?
Thanks! I really want to get this recipe right!!

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sheridan November 12, 2013 - 7:38 pm

hi I just made these. The mixture turned out perfectly, they cooked really well but they tasted a little powdery… is that normal? Mayb I’m just used to the real Tiny teddies….. but I want to LOVE these. I hope you have a suggestion. 🙂 thank you so much for those recipes. I love the alternatives you provide for those usual sugar loaded treats!

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Nadine November 12, 2013 - 11:58 pm

I tried this today, but my mixture was super dry and wouldn’t hold together. I used melted coconut oil. Just wondering if it was my processor. Yours turned out perfectly, so I was wondering, what type of food processor did you use? Or did you use a blender?
Thanks! I really want to get this recipe right!!

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 5:50 pm

The arrowroot and coconut flour can be an usual texture, next time try half coconut flour and half almond meal, that might work a bit better for you?

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sheridan November 12, 2013 - 7:42 pm

ahh please disregard my last msg! I just looked back on the recipe and realised in lieu of the cacao powder I put one TABLEspoon of coconut flour instead of a teaspoon. silly me, that would do it. ok once the kids are in bed I’m going to try again. lol

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Kym November 12, 2013 - 8:25 pm

Love this recipe, I had just been loing for a healthy cookie cutter recipe, it was perfect timing!

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bianca November 15, 2013 - 2:07 pm

Thank you so much Kym!! Don’t they look fabulous!!!! I am glad you like them. xx

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Monique November 12, 2013 - 9:42 pm

I made these today – so yummy and so easy. I have never managed to make a decent gluten free cookie cutter recipe before so my kids are thrilled! I was thinking they would be perfect for ginger cookies (I rolled mine very thin). Any idea what would be the right amount of ginger? I am useless with that kind of thing!

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bianca November 15, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Hi Monique, I plan on posting some ginger cookies soon, be sure to keep your eye out!!! I am glad you enjoyed these! Many thanks, Bianca

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Louise November 13, 2013 - 9:44 am

Hi Bianca,
I tried these this morning. They are GREAT! The recipe doesn’t say where to add the salt so just threw it in at the end. I used rice malt syrup instead of honey and needed to add extra coconut oil because it was dry but after working in the coconut oil it was very easy to work with (extra 2 tbs).
I have put the pics up on my FB page ‘Thermie and Louise’ with a reference to your recipe. Thanks again! Louise

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bianca November 15, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Thank you so much Louise, I am glad you liked them and I really appreciate your support!!! I shall pop over and have a look. Thanks again, Bianca

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Nadine November 13, 2013 - 6:00 pm

I am so happy!! My second attempt at these gorgeous cookies worked!! My 1 year old son LOVED them. He cried when he tripped over and dropped his cookie. These will definitely be on my regular baking rotation. They were so quick and easy! Thanks so much for sharing and for giving me advice on how to make this recipe work for me. BTW, I noticed that you changed the directions to mix the ingredients in a bowl. I still used my food processor and it worked perfectly.

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Sam November 14, 2013 - 7:50 am

Thank you for your reply! I used liquid coconut oil so maybe I will pop it in the fridge and try again. x

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Eileen @ Phoenix Helix November 15, 2013 - 3:43 am

This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol. So, thank you! I just started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link: http://www.phoenixhelix.com/2013/11/13/paleo-aip-recipe-roundtable-3/

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bianca November 16, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Hi Eileen, thank you. I have added it. Many thanks, Bianca

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Kelly November 15, 2013 - 9:44 am

Hooray thanks heaps I always fall for the tiny teddies as an emergency for the kids! I can’t wait to make these!

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Kerry Solomon November 17, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Hi Bianca,
I just wanted to let you know I substituted LSA for the arrowroot flour (only because I could not find any arrowroot flour without preservative) and the cookies came out wonderfully! They were so quick to make, which I love, and my 2 girls gobbled them up with gusto! Thank you for the fabulous recipe! I hope to find preservative free arrowroot so I can send these winners to school.

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Thank you! I am so glad you liked them!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write! I made them today with all coconut flour and they worked great!! So try that if you are wanting to pack them into the school lunch box. Many thanks, Bianca

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Kerry Solomon November 18, 2013 - 10:02 pm

Ah fabulous, thank you for letting me know they can be made successfully with coconut flour alone. My 7 year old will be VERY happy to have these included in her lunch box! Your recipes are amazing Bianca! x

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Correne November 17, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Mine didn’t work out at all, very dry and crumbly. Even after adding water and more oil still was not forming a ball. I’ve pressed it into a brownie tin and have my fingers crossed that it works as a slice. Am I missing something, I can’t see any Arrowroot in the recipe and there’s just the 50g butter and 2tbl of honey for the 1cup of Coconut flour?

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 8:24 pm

Hi Correne, no you are not missing anything, you can also make them with 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1/2 cup almond meal or arrowroot or LSA. I am not sure why they are crumbly for some and not for others. I have made these countless times in an attempt to work it out but still do not have the answer. Did you use a blender / food processor or a bowl and spoon? Did you work the mixture quite well with your hands? I have never had to add any extras. I am so sorry!! I truly am a little perplexed! I really appreciate your feedback. I hope this is not your first wholefood simply recipe? It is certainly our most controversial, I trust you will find the others a deal ‘safer’. Thanks, Bianca

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Correne November 17, 2013 - 10:08 pm

Hi Bianca, thanks for clearing it up. Was using a food processor and tried using my hands as well. I’ve tried a few of your other recipes and LOVE them. I’ll give them a go using 1/2 coconut flour and 1/2 Arrowroot and see how I go.

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Correne November 19, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Hi Bianca,
I’m using a food processor to make these. Thanks so much for getting back to me, I tried them again with 1/2 coconut flour and 1/2 tapioca and they have worked beautifully. Didn’t take long to come together in the food processor at all. I’m actually wondering if I processed them too long the first time. 🙂

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Hi Correne, thank you so much! I am rapt that they have worked! That could certainly be what has happened! Thanks again, Bianca

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Jess November 17, 2013 - 8:49 pm

I used water to help bind mine together and found I had to get my hands in there and push it together to form a ball!

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Emily November 17, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Hi,
I too have found this mix dry. I used butter, not the coconut oil. I realised it may be because I added raw cacao powder to the mix, so I have just added a fraction more butter to add moisture. Cross fingers it works for me!
All the pictures of the final results look amazing!

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Jess November 17, 2013 - 8:46 pm

I just added water to mine and it came together fine.

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Emily November 17, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Sorry Bianca,
I tried several rescue attempts and my dough didn’t work.

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bianca November 17, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Hi Emily, thank you for writing. I am sorry the recipe has not worked for you! I am completely perplexed as to why it is crumbly for some people. I have made it countless times and still cannot figure out what is happening. I too have used raw cacao and I don’t believe that is the difference. Did you work the mixture with your hands to bring it together? What type of blender / food processor are you using?
Again, I am sorry, it is very strange indeed….

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Emily November 17, 2013 - 10:14 pm

Don’t be sorry, I love cooking, it was fun letting all the rules go and try to solve a problem.
I actually used my thermomix and I did bring it together before placing it in the fridge.
Maybe I overworked the mixture in the thermomix?
What do you think?

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Melanie Leighton November 18, 2013 - 5:15 pm

I was just about to make these and saw in the comments that a lot of people are having trouble with the mixture being too dry and crumbly – I am already anticipating mine will be that way as my coconut flour is so incredibly dry that it needs a LOT of moisture to be edible. I’m just wondering if the coconut flour you use is finer? Mine is quite textured and not very thin, and it makes everything super dry!

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:41 pm

Hmmm, I am not sure, I don’t have another type to compare it to, I guess it is relatively fine. I think if you make sure you add enough oil and work it well with your hands you should be ok. To be honest I am clueless as to why some people are having success with this recipe and others are not. Perhaps if you haven’t tried any of our recipes it might be better to start somewhere else. I wish you luck! Bianca. x

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Juj November 18, 2013 - 7:42 pm

I tried these today. Unfortunately, the cocoa was overpowering – I might try them again without the cocoa. I love the pictures of other people’s biscuits.

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:26 pm

I hope you have more luck with the vanilla version. x

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Sue November 18, 2013 - 8:40 pm

I haven’t made this yet but wanted to comment that I have found not everyone’s ingredients are the same – that is, some brands of honey can be runnier, some brands of flours are drier than others. So maybe, Bianca, if you post what brands of everything you use? It might help!
Also where you live can affect the recipe – more or less humidity, and how warm or cold the ingredients are – even flour.
I will be trying these tonight, hopefully, and will post back the results!

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Very good point Sue!!! Thank you. x

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Sue November 18, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Just made dough, with rice syrup instead of honey and no cacao (my kids seem to prefer vanilla). came together beautifully. While measuring the semi-solid coconut oil a thought came to me that perhaps the “rounded” tablespoon isn’t being done by the ones whose dough didn’t workout?it works out to more like 3.5-4 flat tablespoons I’d say. I hardly had to knead at all – used the hand method too.

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Thank you Sue, I really appreciate your input! I am so glad they have worked out well for you!! Thanks again, I think your advice will be really helpful. Bianca

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Sue November 19, 2013 - 12:06 pm

They worked perfect! I used half coconut half tapioca, beautiful! thank you!

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bianca November 19, 2013 - 7:44 pm

YAY!!!!! Thank you so much! I am glad they have worked out well for you. I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

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Hayley November 20, 2013 - 4:37 pm

I used 3/4 cup coconut and 1/4 cup almond meal and followed the instructions for the butter version (I’m out of coconut oil) and mine turned out perfectly. Kids love them – and I do too! Thanks so much for posting this recipe!

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Thank you Hayley!!!!! I am so glad they have turned out well for you!! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

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Melanie November 20, 2013 - 8:31 pm

I raided the playdough tools and found a teddy cutter! Perfect!! My girls LOVED these little biscuits and they can detect one of Mummy’s “healthy recipes” from a mile away!! Next time I am going to do the little faces like the photo above. I used creamed honey from our local honey farm and it was so beautiful! Thank you for a recipe that helps my kids feel “normal” 🙂

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Thank you so much Melanie! I am rapt that you have all enjoyed them! I really appreciate you writing! I must try the faces too, they look great!! Thanks again, Bianca

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Lorinda November 20, 2013 - 8:34 pm

These didnt work for me ;( the mixture wouldnt stay together even tho id put it in the fridge, I ended up adding an egg and then had success, very tasty tho! I used coconut oil, probably would of worked better with butter, but they were for the kids so keeping it healthy 😉

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Hi Lorinda, I am sorry they hadn’t worked for you, I am glad you were able to save them. I hope your kids enjoyed them. Many thanks, Bianca

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Sheree November 22, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Tried these today and they didn’t stick well, so will try more butter next time. My 4yo loves them thankfully as he’s very picky!!!

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bianca November 23, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Hi Sheree, I am sorry they haven’t work with you. One reader suggested the varying results may be due to different varieties of coconut flour, I am wandering if this is what is happening. I think the extra butter will help you. I am glad your 4yo still ate them. Many thanks, Bianca

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Maz November 22, 2013 - 10:13 pm

Hi, I just wanted to share that I made these today. I found the comments a little confusing and then realised u changed the recipe. Maybe clarify in a note? Any who, I used gluten free flour and almond meal in a small processor. Mixture was quite oily but rolled out well, but shapes were fragile to move, is your mixture also this consistency? THEY ARE DELICIOUS and so simple and I just love how your quantities are not too big so as to make baking overwhelming! Bit of a cooking crush on you Bianca ;p.

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Colleen November 24, 2013 - 10:12 am

Hi there! I made up the dough but sadly was one of the ones for whom it didn’t work 🙁 However, I had in mind to make this recipe with the failed dough: http://catsinthekitchen.blogspot.ca/2013/11/berrylicious-cobbler-paleo-autoimmune.html ( I based my version loosely off this recipe) so all was not lost…in fact, the cobbler was delicious and my family is happy to have found a new treat we can all enjoy!! So, thanks anyway! 🙂 🙂

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bianca November 26, 2013 - 8:08 pm

That is very clever. I am sorry it didn’t work for you!

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elif November 26, 2013 - 10:42 am

Hi Bianca,
Is it possible to replace the butter with tahini? Will it affect the texture much? Or can you add it as an extra? I just love the flavour of tahini in biscuits. Can’t wait to make them!

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Neda November 26, 2013 - 7:03 pm

I made these and they were hard as rock… Can I use eggs or butter or something to make them softer?

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bianca November 26, 2013 - 8:09 pm

Hmm, you try egg, I haven’t tried it, might take a bit of adjusting to get the quantities right. I am sorry they haven’t turned out well for you. Bianca

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Teigan November 26, 2013 - 10:17 pm

Hi 🙂
Just wondering about the vanilla extract I haven;t heard of that before what is the difference between essence and extract – the internet has so many different opinions especially between countries and Im a little confused. THanks x

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Hi Teigan, you can use whatever vanilla you have in your cupboard. The extract I use is one that is readily available to me and I quite lik eit. I hope this helps. Bianca

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Meg November 28, 2013 - 8:50 am

your intro to this recipe just cracked me up!! I too have spent many a social snack time being surrounding by those little nasty teddies in a packet that I’ve never bought for my kids! not that they ever noticed!! i can’t wait to try this recipe, thankyou!!

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bianca November 29, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Thank you Meg, I am glad you liked the write up. I hope you enjoy the recipe. Many thanks, Bianca

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Lorraine December 2, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Ok, too many substitutions!! Lol I did a choc version, half LSA (that I didn’t think it mill down first) and coconut, and a tiny red I did not make!!! On the upside, it worked just like choc coconut weetbix slice that I used to make at school, so after failing with the cookie cutters, I sliced into fingers, baked a little longer and topped with cacao icing!!!! Perfect! Next time I’ll make it without subs for shape cutters but keep it like this for slice!

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Sounds delicious!!!! I am glad it worked out even if it wasn’t what you had first intended! Thanks, Bianca

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Caitlin December 3, 2013 - 12:55 pm

This is the second time I have made these, and this time the dough worked out perfectly for me. I found they were a touch dry last time, though they still worked well. This time I used half/half of coconut flour and almond meal, and instead of cacao I used half a teaspoon of mixed spice to make Christmas ones. I’m really happy with them and the dough was perfect consistency. I also used butter in mine. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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Emma December 3, 2013 - 7:28 pm

That’s so funny you made Christmas cookies Caitlyn, I did too today! Here are mine (I put them back in the oven for a few more minutes after this to brown up a bit!) Very yummy and a hug with my boys (3 and 7)!

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Emma December 3, 2013 - 7:34 pm

That should say “huge hit”! Silly phone!!

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:45 pm

Oh they look great Emma!! Thank you so much for the pic!! I am so glad they have worked out well for you!! Bianca

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Thank you so much Caitlin!! They look perfect!!!!! The Christmas theme is a great idea!!! I love the photo and the feedback! Enjoy, Bianca

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Amy December 3, 2013 - 5:36 pm

I might give these a go but add ginger as my “gingerbread men biscuits” for Christmas this year. My little girl is under 1 year though therefore I can’t use honey, what would you recommend in place? Thanks heaps!

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Hi Amy, you could try maple syrup? I think making ginger Christmas biscuits is a great idea! Be sure to let me know how you go. Many thanks, Bianca

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Cathy December 3, 2013 - 5:45 pm

I made these as a trial for Xmas biscuits. Made both vanilla and choc. The choc ones I made with the half almond meal and the vanilla with half arrowroot. Both worked really well.
I then iced them and stuck them together melting moments style using your chocolate cupcake frosting (using 1 Tbs pure maple syrup instead of honey and a dash of peppermint for Xmas charm).

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bianca December 3, 2013 - 7:46 pm

I absolutely love this Cathy, you clever thing!! Thank you!!! I am glad you have enjoyed them. They look great!!! Bianca

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Pru Darcy December 4, 2013 - 9:39 am

Hi Bianca,
Just wondering if these keep for very long? I made some and they were crunchy on the first day but they lost their ‘snap’. Wondering if it is the biscuit or my container.
TIA, Pru

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Hi Pru, mine do stay crunchy although I have only had them out for a day or two. They freeze really well if that helps. Bianca

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Nell December 4, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Just perfect! We used 1/2 plain flour and 1/2 almond meal as we had ran out of coconut flour. Came together beautifully. I had to make 2 batches as my son nearly ate all of the first mixture before we cooked it. Didn’t last long at all! This is now our fav recipe!!

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bianca December 7, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Fabulous Nell!!! I am so glad they have been enjoyed! I really appreciate you taking the time to write. Many thanks, Bianca

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Melanie December 6, 2013 - 12:01 am

Hi Bianca, I made these today and they tasted delicious and the kids loved them, but the dough was super dry and crumbly and really hard to roll out and cut with the cookie cutter.
What brand of coconut flour do you use? Maybe that’s the difference…
Thanks

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Hi Melanie, yes I think you must be right. I cannot remember the exact name of the brand I have. I purchased a bulk amount some months ago now and it is stored in glad canisters in my cupboard! I will take more notice of these things in future! Thanks, Bianca

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Rayleen December 8, 2013 - 3:52 pm

I just made your tiny teds (as stars for a Christmas plate for school). Not sure there will be any left by tomorrow! I can’t stop eating them – scrumptious 🙂

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:32 pm

I love this!! They look perfect!! I am so glad you liked them! Thank you. x

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Kym December 10, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Just used 2tsp ginger and 1 tsp mixed spice to make some christmas biscuits.
Ps I used liquid coconut oil and it still worked perfectly.

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bianca December 10, 2013 - 7:19 pm

Fabulous!! I am so glad it has worked well for you!! Christmas biscuits sound delicious!! Many thanks, Bianca

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Cass January 8, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Made these today. Turned out quite soft. Not all of the coconut oil was absorbed so wondering if my “rounded” tablespoon was instead too much compared to coconut flour. However the biscuits are soft, chewy and very yummy. Don’t know if there will be any by tomorrow.

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Bianca Slade January 9, 2014 - 7:21 am

Thank you Cass, I am glad you liked them. Perhaps just play around with the amount of coconut oil next time. Many thanks, Bianca

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Bianca January 9, 2014 - 1:44 pm

I made these today and they are lovely! I don’t have a small cookie cutter so I just used the smallest round one I had and cut them in half to make moon shapes 🙂 I used the butter version and I get my coconut flour from Bulk Whole Foods which is an online store.

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Bianca Slade January 11, 2014 - 7:36 pm

Fabulous!! I am glad you liked them. Thank you.

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Tess January 17, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Bianca, I made these with a tad of carob and the 15 month old enjoyed them (well I ate most I think as my boys aren’t into cookies much). They were yummy. I didn’t have enough honey left so I used a little stevia also, then added a little more oil to compensate. It came together nicely. You mentioned some people have trouble with this recipe. I am wondering if it is the temperature of the ingredients. I keep flours etc in the freezer.

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Bianca Slade January 19, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Thank you Tess, I am glad they have worked well for you.

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Hannah February 7, 2014 - 10:55 am

Just made these for a dairy-free friend, can’t wait to try. I had to use extra coconut oil (3-4 tbsp) as here it is liquid so can’t do rounded tbsp!! hope they work ok, they were super easy, and my 2yo loved helping cut out the shapes 🙂

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Bianca Slade February 8, 2014 - 7:36 am

Fabulous! Thank you for the feedback. I hope you and your friend enjoyed them. x

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Eloise February 7, 2014 - 11:18 am

I made these glorious little biscuits tonight! Needless to say these were very successful and enjoyed by my household. I am so happy with your recipes! I used two liquid tablespoons of coconut oil. The mixture took a little to come together but after kneading it with my hands and putting into a ball before I put it in the fridge it was fine to roll out- didn’t even need the greaseproof paper on top or flour my rolling pin. May even drizzle with some melted cocoa nibs for an extra treat! Thanks again 🙂

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Bianca Slade February 8, 2014 - 7:37 am

Thank you so much Eloise, yes I think the trick is working it enough with your hands, sounds luck you have done fabulously! I am pleased to hear they have worked for you, thanks for writing. Bianca

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Bron February 10, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Yum! Thankyou so much! I have been looking for something sweet to give to my 18 month old as a little treat every now and then. She helped me make the dough, roll it out and cut the shapes (eating a lot of the dough as she went!). Once cooked and cooled, she enjoyed eating them. I put the remaining biscuits into a container and she kept pointing to it and saying ‘more’. She loved them. Will definitely be making these again 🙂

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Blanche April 1, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Far out these are good!!! As far as i can tell these taste exactly like the real thing. I was going to surprise the kids with them after school, but i’m not sure they will last that long. I used plain flour because that’s all I had and used rounded tbsps of coconut oil and it was a bit soft, nothing the fridge couldn’t fix. it was so quick and easy to put together I made vanilla ones soon as I put the choc ones in the fridge. tI was really hot in my kitchen soIi only got to cut one lot out before they started getting to soft to move. I’ll make the rest when it cools down.

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Bianca Slade April 5, 2014 - 8:07 am

Thank you so much for the feedback. I am glad you have enjoyed them.

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Judith Davison May 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm

Such a great recipe!! Thank you so much. This was the first recipe of yours that I tried (despite your warning in your blog not to make it my first!) and I’m now slowly working my way through all your recipes. Great site.

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Bianca Slade May 26, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Thank you!!! Be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with the recipes. I really appreciate the feedback. Bianca

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Jessie Gordon May 29, 2014 - 2:51 pm

These were a big hit with my 3 kids (one isn’t really a homemade biscuit eater) but he ate these! Very happy with this recipe & many more. Thank you

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Bianca Slade June 3, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Thank you!!! I appreciate the feedback. I am glad they have worked well for you and that your family has enjoyed them. Be sure to keep me posted on how you go with any other recipes that you try. Bianca. x

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kelly seach June 8, 2014 - 11:03 pm

Here they are in teddy shape 🙂

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Bianca Slade June 9, 2014 - 9:06 pm

I love it!!! Thank you Kelly!

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rachel June 10, 2014 - 11:19 pm

do they spread much? as I would like to cookie cutter it.

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Bianca Slade June 13, 2014 - 3:23 pm

I use a cookie cutter and the ones in the image are made using a cookie cutter. I hope this helps.

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Rebecca Crozier July 7, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Thanks for another winning recipe! Quick easy & delicious. The girls had fun cookie cutting Miss 5 snowflakes (Frozen fan) and Miss 2 love hearts. Great they were ready so quickly Miss 2 has no patience. Morphs into Cookie Monster ‘Me want cookie NOW!!!’ xx

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Rebecca Crozier July 7, 2014 - 5:23 pm

Oops here’s the photo!

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Bianca Slade July 12, 2014 - 10:02 am

Thank you so much!!! I really appreciate the image and feedback. I am glad your little girls have enjoyed them. Be sure to let me know how you go with any thing else that you try. Bianca. x

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Elle Clifton July 9, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Our ‘tiny stars’ which are delicious and a huge hit with my toddlers (and husband)! I swapped the coconut flour for organic plain flour because my toddlers weren’t keen on the taste and they turned out wonderful.

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Bianca Slade July 12, 2014 - 10:11 am

Fabulous!!! Thank you so much! I am sure your tip will help many others. Bianca. x

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Guest July 12, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Hopefully my photo attaches this time..

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Bianca Slade July 19, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Sure has! I love this pic. Thank you. x

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Guest July 12, 2014 - 7:18 pm

🙂

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Elle Clifton July 9, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Our ‘tiny stars’ which are delicious and a huge hit with my toddlers (and husband)! I swapped the coconut flour for organic plain flour because my toddlers weren’t keen on the taste and they turned out wonderful

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casey garrett July 20, 2014 - 1:49 pm

They taste nice but are way hard for some reason,perhaps I overcooked them but our are tiny elephants thank you 🙂

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Bianca Slade July 24, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Elephants sound gorgeous! I am glad you like them, I hope they softened up a little. x

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Terri Abey July 22, 2014 - 5:48 pm

My Tiny Teddies worked a great and were well received by my girls are their friends! Will definetly make these again! Thank you Bianca 🙂

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Bianca Slade July 24, 2014 - 5:53 pm

I LOVE this gorgeous pic, thank you. i am glad the recipe has been enjoyed. x

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Terri Abey July 22, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Pic upload

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Sarah July 22, 2014 - 6:29 pm

My attempt. Delicious!! Such an easy dough to work with too. (They look really dark though, compared to yours!?)

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Sarah July 22, 2014 - 6:34 pm

Trying the picture again…

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Bianca Slade July 24, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Hmmm, the choc ones, a darker or larger amount of cacao / cocoa???

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Bianca Slade July 24, 2014 - 5:54 pm

Thank you!! I am glad the recipe has worked well for you and that you have enjoyed them. No ideas on the colour sorry, perhaps mine are a little less cooked…

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Martine August 3, 2014 - 9:28 pm

My 11 year old made these & did a fabulous job! She had no worries with the recipe & we enjoyed eating them! Thanks for sharing

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Martine August 3, 2014 - 9:37 pm

The photo didn’t upload, I’ll try again!

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Martine August 3, 2014 - 9:40 pm

Here they are!

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Martine August 3, 2014 - 9:43 pm

Nope, still not attaching!!! Grrr!!!

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Bianca Slade August 5, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Perfect! I love it. Thank you. x

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Bianca Slade August 5, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Fabulous!!! Thank you so much! Be sure to let me know how you go with anything you try. x

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carolineg September 17, 2014 - 7:18 pm

Thank you for this wonderful recipe 🙂

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carolineg September 17, 2014 - 7:19 pm

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Trine September 19, 2014 - 9:27 pm

something is wrong with my coconut flour! every recipe with coconut flour turns out crumbly… i only read the ingredients and thought, this will never work and it didn’t 🙁 i hat a bowl full ov dry clumps, not a dough! i am from germany, so mayby the coconutflour is different here!? can you post the nutrition facts from your coconutflour?

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Shayne January 20, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Mines the same unfortunately 🙁 made sure I followed recipe to a T and the dough was just super super crumbly 🙁 will attempt without the cacao next time 🙂

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Treeno October 5, 2014 - 10:37 am

This worked for me, smelt divine, but my family and I couldn’t handle the texture and consistency of the coconut flour!!! We couldn’t swallow it!! Oh well. Lots of other recipes on here we ADORE xx

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Bianca Slade October 10, 2014 - 10:37 am

Oh no. I am glad you have found many others that you enjoy.

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Jo February 1, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Fantastic recipe, yet again. My 4.5yo helped me make these for his first week of big school – half and half plain and chocolate. Yum, delish! And the plain ones are safe for my 13 month old, which is sooo exciting!

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:23 am

Fabulous!!! ThanK YOU! I am glad they were enjoyed. x

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Ana Residovic February 2, 2015 - 1:43 pm

Perfect! 🙂

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cas February 17, 2015 - 9:27 pm

I have made this recipe twice. The first time i used a citrus juicer contraption thingamy, to cut little rounds a bit over a centimeter each. And once cooked they looked like dog biscuits haha. Tasted great though and my kids adored them.
The second time i used a shape cutter, so they were much larger and more the size of a biscuit. They werent very well received. I think it was all down the size. Even though we ate heaps when they were cut small, the texture was easy to handle. When they were larger, the texture was not as pleasant. Just a thought for anyone else that wasnt keen on the texture.

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Bianca Slade February 23, 2015 - 8:09 am

Thank YOU. x

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Georgina Toonstall May 28, 2015 - 10:22 pm

Gosh I hope this is where I enter the comp…. Banana bread, not only does this taste fantastic, it looks and smells fantastic! I have made several times now, so easy and no fail. Thank you for adding this onto your site.

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Bianca Slade May 30, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Hi Georgina, thank YOU!! However, to enter the comp you need to comment on this post. I hope the link helps. https://wholefoodsimply.com/wholefood-simply-bulk-giveaway/

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Janaina Cordeiro Morcombe July 15, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Hi! Can I replace the coconut flour with something else?

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Bianca Slade July 25, 2015 - 4:03 pm

I have only made it this way sorry, but if you browse the comments I have a feeling others have used alternate flours with success. I think, from memory, one lady uses plain flour. I hope this helps.

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Amanda August 25, 2015 - 10:53 am

Holy Moly, these are good!

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Bianca Slade August 28, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Thank YOU! I really appreciate the feedback. I am glad you like them. x

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Kris Letcher September 3, 2015 - 4:32 pm

I tried these over the weekend, they were made for me, really nice.

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Bianca Slade September 8, 2015 - 9:14 am

Thank YOU. x

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Carla Russell November 29, 2015 - 11:21 am

I made these, then sandwiched them with the Wholefood Simply Nutella to make a cream-style biscuit. I can’t get enough!

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Bianca Slade December 9, 2015 - 8:36 pm

LOVE IT!!! Thank YOU Carla xxx

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Melissa Hardbottle February 12, 2016 - 5:59 pm

I love these! Just made them with my two and they’ve gone down a treat! I used wholemeal flour in place of the coconut flour and agave in place of the honey. I also used a little teddy cutter and they’re Te cutest tiny teddies.

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Bianca Slade February 16, 2016 - 11:35 am

Perfect!! Thank YOU! I am glad they were enjoyed. x

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Lola March 3, 2016 - 9:24 pm

I made the dough into a roll, then when cold pinched one side and pushed the kitchen bench into the other side to make a love heart log. Then just slice the cookies. Saves so much time eliminating rolling and tiny cookie cutters!

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Bianca Slade March 15, 2016 - 1:39 pm

Love it Lola! Thank you. x

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Nic April 21, 2016 - 11:24 am

I used the coconut oil version of the recipe and by passed adding cocao due to wanting the more authentic tiny teddies. It was the best cookie batter I have worked with and cut perfectly into little teddies. My only thing is that they are quite dry… not sure how to combat this?

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Bianca Slade May 1, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Thank YOU! Perhaps try adding a tablespoon of coconut cream. I hope this helps. I am glad you enjoyed them. x

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Michelle Dooley May 8, 2016 - 10:04 am

I added the coconut cream and the dough was perfect. I also used plain four for these.

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Bianca Slade May 9, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Thank YOU! x

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Lauren Tyler August 13, 2016 - 4:38 pm

Turned out great and the kids love them! Thanks 🙂

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Bianca Slade August 19, 2016 - 10:16 am

Oh I love this!!! Thank YOU!

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Lily September 26, 2016 - 10:56 pm

How long do these bikkies last?

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Bianca Slade October 13, 2016 - 7:39 pm

Oh I haven’t made these for a while. They keep really well in the fridge and you can also freeze them. I hope this helps.

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Eunice Ang October 22, 2016 - 8:19 pm

Are they meant to be really hard? After they cooled and put into a glass jar, they are really hard to bite into. Melts when in the mouth though. What did I do wrong?

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Bianca Slade October 31, 2016 - 8:27 pm

Hmm, they are a bit hard, it has been a long while since I made them. I am not sure that you have done anything wrong. I hope you are still able to enjoy them and that you find some recipes that work better for you. x

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Rachel Brass July 4, 2017 - 1:08 pm

If using butter for these, could I make double the amount and freeze half the dough to bake another day?

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