Bumblebee (turmeric & charcoal/cacao/carob) Cookies (paleo, AIP)
Recipe type: Paleo, Autoimmune Protocol, V-modifiable
Cuisine: Dessert, Treat
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Serves: ~20 cookies
First had a yellow and black turmeric-cacao cookie in Tokyo and been on my list ever since...+ checkerboard cookies on bakeoff and I present to you yellow and black checkerboard cookies - black can be cacao, charcoal, or carob depending on your preference (not a big fan of baking with/eating charcoal except in case of food poisoning, but for one time coloring use it's prob okay, otherwise carob (for AIP) or cacao/cocoa (paleo) should do fine (might be a bit less black, carob prob darker than cocoa). The cookie base is modified from my shortbread recipes (so don't worry, they mostly just taste like buttery shortbread ;).
  1. Make the two different cookie mixes by mixing each ingredient list together in separate bowls (whisk the dry ingredients together then add the fat (can be melted/liquid) and sweetener).
  2. Once mixtures are well-mixed, add water to bring the dough together into a pliable ball.
  3. Form into a rectangular log or sheet and wrap in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Leave in freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  4. Now, I read a whole bunch of written instructions for how to do the checkerboard and found them impossible to get, much easier to just watch a video. I used the method shown here, but actually I think it would be easier just to form the dough into a rectangular sheet and cut 9 equal sized strips that you then lay next to each other with the alternating colors 3-across, and then 3-up. Then I would freeze the block for another twenty or so and then cut the cookie shapes.
  5. Once the cookie shapes are ready and laid out on a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 20 minutes, or until cookies have hardened and are just starting to brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving to all your bumblebee friends.
Recipe by Flash Fiction Kitchen at https://www.flashfictionkitchen.com/bumblebee-checkerboard-cookies/