Cinnamon Cookie with Dip
Makes: 1 dozen cookies
Cookie Dough Ingredients
- 4 large eggs
- 4 cups pork rinds, crushed
- 4 1/2 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground leaf stevia
Note: Pork rind is simply roasted or fried pork skin, also called cracklings. See how to make homemade pork rinds below.
- 3 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ground stevia leaves, to taste
- ground cinnamon, to taste
- ground apple pie spice, to taste
1) Preheat the oven to 375○F (190○C).
2) Grease a 12” x 18” baking pan with a thin coat of coconut oil.
3) Cookie dough: In a bowl beat the eggs with a mixer for 1 minute, add coconut oil, butter, spices and stevia, and beat it on medium speed for 2 minutes until it is well blended.
4) Spoon cookie dough onto the baking sheet placed about 1-2 inches apart.
5) Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are firm to the touch.
6) While the cookies are cooling, make the dip by melting butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Mix in stevia and spices, and cook for 1 minute. It can be served warm or cool.
7) Pour the dip into a small bowl for serving with the cookies.
How to Make Pork Rinds:
Pork rind is simply roasted or fried pork skin, also called cracklings. They are a snack enjoyed all over the world. Most people think of them as an unhealthy indulgence, but we know very well that there is nothing wrong in eating fatty pork skin. However, making it yourself is probably the only way to go because you can control the amount of salt you use and you’ll know there won’t be any other nasty ingredients.
They will keep for a long time if cooked long enough for all the fat to be rendered out and you can crush them.
Pork Rinds Recipe
*Pork skin cut into pieces or strips;
*Sea Salt (this is optional, salt-less rinds are also excellent)
1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. Put the skin on a baking sheet. (Lining the sheet with parchment paper will make it much easier to clean afterwards).
3. Put the skin in the oven for anywhere between 1.5 hours to 3 hours. Most recipes call for 3 hours of cooking, but most of the time it is ready after 1.5 hours. You want them to be crispy but you don’t want them to be hard as a rock.
4. Take them out of the oven, let them cool a bit and enjoy. They are delicious when still a little hot. If there was a lot of fat attached to it and you don’t cook them for too long, there will be a crunchy and moist side and you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds.